Hřibová Group

Our group focuses on the structure, organization and evolution of plant genomes. We are using NGS, molecular and cytogenetic approaches and bioinformatic tools to expand the knowledge on genome organization and karyotype evolution in Musaceae. Recently, we are also interested in DNA replication in time and space in Hordeum vulgare and Brachypodium distachyon, related species varying in genome sizes, and analysis of genome organization using super resolution microscopy.
  • We provide analysis of Musa genetic diversity using SSR genotyping platform.

      Musa Genotyping Centre

  • We are interested in identification and characterization of DNA repetitive elements.             

      Databases of DNA repeats


  • Cytological and molecular characterization for ploidy determination in yams. See more in recent publication (Gatarira et al. 2021).
  • Telomere-to-telomere gapless chromosomes of banana using nanopore sequencing. See more in recent publication (Belser et al. 2021).