Genetics and Genomics of Brachypodium

  • John P. Vogel

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Pilar Catalan, Diana López-Álvarez, Antonio Díaz-Pérez, Rubén Sancho, María Luisa López-Herránz
    Pages 9-38
  3. Robert Hasterok, Alexander Betekhtin, Natalia Borowska-Zuchowska, Agnieszka Braszewska-Zalewska, Dominika Idziak-Helmcke, Ewa Robaszkiewicz et al.
    Pages 39-54
  4. Robert VanBuren, Todd C. Mockler
    Pages 55-70
  5. Pip Wilson, Jared Streich, Justin Borevitz
    Pages 107-127
  6. Karl R. Franke, Pamela J. Green
    Pages 129-145
  7. Mon Mandy Hsia, John P. Vogel
    Pages 147-153
  8. Fabienne Granier, Aurélie Lemaire, Yin Wang, Philippe LeBris, Sébastien Antelme, John Vogel et al.
    Pages 155-170
  9. Keiichi Mochida, Kazuo Shinozaki
    Pages 171-181
  10. David F. Garvin
    Pages 183-195
  11. Joshua H. Coomey, Samuel P. Hazen
    Pages 197-217
  12. Christian S. Hardtke, David Pacheco-Villalobos
    Pages 245-258
  13. Luis A. J. Mur, Valentina Mazzamurro, Nicola Pecchioni
    Pages 275-290
  14. David L. Des Marais, Thomas E. Juenger
    Pages 291-311
  15. Sean P. Gordon, Lifeng Liu, John P. Vogel
    Pages 313-325
  16. Christopher W. P. Lyons, Karen-Beth G. Scholthof
    Pages 327-341
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 343-353

About this book


Grasses dominate many natural ecosystems and produce the bulk calories consumed by humans either directly in the form of grains or indirectly through forage/grain fed animals. In addition, grasses grown as biomass crops are poised to become a significant source of renewable energy. Despite their economic and environmental importance, research into the unique aspects of grass biology has been hampered by the lack of a truly tractable experimental model system. Over that past decade, the small, annual grass Brachypodium distachyon has emerged as a viable model system for the grasses. 

This book describes the development of extensive experimental resources (e.g. whole genome sequence, efficient transformation methods, insertional mutant collections, large germplasm collections, recombinant inbred lines, resequenced genomes) that have led many laboratories around the world to adopt B. distachyon as a model system. The use of B. distachyon to address a wide range of biological topics (e.g. disease resistance, cell wall composition, abiotic stress tolerance, root growth and development, floral development, natural diversity) is also discussed.  


Brachypodium genomics grass traits mutagenesis paleogenomics

Editors and affiliations

  • John P. Vogel
    • 1
  1. 1.DOE Joint Genome InstituteWalnut CreekUSA

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