Sequence Analysis of the Lotus japonicus Genome

  • S. Sato
  • E. Asamizu
  • S. Tabata
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 52)


One of the most epoch-making accomplishments in plant genetics in the 20th century was the completion of genome sequencing of Arabidopsis thaliana (The Arabidopsis-Genome Initiative 2000). As a consequence, an enormous amount of information on gene structures and their functions have been and are still being accumulated in this organism. Nevertheless, other plant species have their own characteristics and advantages for the study of individual biological phenomena. Further, comparison of knowledge from A. thaliana and that from other plant species is a promising approach for obtaining universal knowledge on the genetic systems in all plants.


Chloroplast Genome Bacterial Artificial Chromosome Library Lotus Japonicus Average Insert Size Model Legume Lotus Japonicus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sato
    • 1
  • E. Asamizu
    • 1
  • S. Tabata
    • 1
  1. 1.Kazusa DNA Research InstituteKisarazu, Chiba 292Japan

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