Structural variations in plant genomes

Saxena, R K and Edwards, D and Varshney, R K (2014) Structural variations in plant genomes. Briefings in Functional Genomics. pp. 1-12. ISSN 2041-2649

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Differences between plant genomes range from single nucleotide polymorphisms to large-scale duplications, deletions and rearrangements. The large polymorphisms are termed structural variants (SVs). SVs have received significant attention in human genetics and were found to be responsible for various chronic diseases. However, little effort has been directed towards understanding the role of SVs in plants. Many recent advances in plant genetics have resulted from improvements in high-resolution technologies for measuring SVs, including microarray-based techniques, and more recently, high-throughput DNA sequencing. In this review we describe recent reports of SV in plants and describe the genomic technologies currently used to measure these SVs.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural variations (SVs); next-generation sequencing (NGS); copy number variations (CNVs); presence and absence variations (PAVs); inversions; translocations
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 09:04
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2016 06:11
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Projects: LP0882095, LP0883462 and LP110100200
Funders: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Government of India - Department of Biotechnology, Australian Indo Strategic Research Funds (AISRF), Australian Research Council
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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