Chromosome-based genomics in the cereals

The cereals are of enormous importance to mankind. Many of the major cereal species (wheat, barley, oat, rye, and maize) have large genomes. They have a high percentage of repetitive DNA and, for wheat, a polyploid nature, all of which hamper genomic analyses especially when combined. For example, wheat genome (16.9 Gbp) is more than 5 times bigger human genome.

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