Physical Mapping in the Triticeae

  • Nils Stein
Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 7)


In contrast to small genome model species where whole genome “shotgun sequencing” is sufficient, physical maps are mandatory for the development of whole genome reference sequences of large and complex genomes, such as those of the Triticeae crop species wheat, barley, and rye. Access to a whole genome physical map allows efficient and nearly unlimited isolation of genes that underpin biological mechanisms and agronomical traits. The basic methodologies (fingerprinting, assembly) for constructing such maps were established years ago and are applicable generally to any kind of genome. However, the size and features of the wheat and barley genomes require specific considerations when developing the most cost efficient strategy.


Wheat Genome Radiation Hybrid Optical Mapping Barley Chromosome Barley Genome 
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  1. 1.Genebank DepartmentLeibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)Germany

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