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


  • The puzzling fate of a lupin chromosome revealed by reciprocal oligo-FISH and BAC-FISH mapping. (Bielski et al. 2020)
  • Impact of parasitic lifestyle and different types of centromere organization on chromosome and genome evolution in the plant genus Cuscuta. See more in recent publication (Neumann et al. 2020).
  • DNA replication and chromosom positioning throughout the interphase in three-dimensional space of plant nuclei. See more in our new publication (Němečková et al., 2020).
  • Chromosome painting in cultivated bananas and their wild relatives (Musa spp.) reveals differences in chromosome structure. See more in our new paper (Šimoníková et al. 2020).