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


  • Fonio millet genome unlocks African orphan crop diversity for agriculture in a changing climate. See more in our recent paper (Abrouk et al. 2020).
  • Comparative analyses of DNA repeats and identification of a novel Fesreba centromeric element in fescues and ryegrasses. See more in our recent paper (Zwyrtková et al. 2020).
  • Formation of sex chromosomes in Silene latifolia and S. dioica was accompanied by multiple chomosomal rearrangements. See more in our recent paper (Bačovský et al. 2020).