Repetitive part of the banana (Musa acuminata) genome investigated by low-depth 454 sequencing

  • Authors : Hribova, E.; Neumann, P.; Matsumoto, T.; Roux, N.; Macas, J.; Dolezel, J.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2010

  • Journal title : BMC Plant Biology

  • Number : 10

  • Pages : 204

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 1471-2229

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) are grown in more than a hundred tropical and subtropical countries and provide staple food for hundreds of millions of people. They are seed-sterile crops propagated clonally and this makes them vulnerable to a rapid spread of devastating diseases and at the same time hampers breeding improved cultivars. Although the socio-economic importance of bananas and plantains cannot be overestimated, they remain outside the focus of major research programs. This slows down the study of nuclear genome and the development of molecular tools to facilitate banana improvement. Results: In this work, we report on the first thorough characterization of the repeat component of the banana (M. acuminata cv. 'Calcutta 4') genome. Analysis of almost 100 Mb of sequence data (0.15Î genome coverage) permitted partial sequence reconstruction and characterization of repetitive DNA, making up about 30 percentage of the genome...


  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN110152

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