A draft sequence of the rice genome (Oryza sativa L. ssp. japonica)

Stephen A. Goff, Darrell Ricke, Tien Hung Lan, Gernot Presting, Ronglin Wang, Molly Dunn, Jane Glazebrook, Allen Sessions, Paul Oeller, Hemant Varma, David Hadley, Don Hutchison, Chris Martin, Fumiaki Katagiri, B. Markus Lange, Todd Moughamer, Yu Xia, Paul Budworth, Jingping Zhong, Trini MiguelUta Paszkowski, Shiping Zhang, Michelle Colbert, Wei Lin Sun, Lili Chen, Bret Cooper, Sylvia Park, Todd Charles Wood, Long Mao, Peter Quail, Rod Wing, Ralph Deans, Yeisoo Yu, Andrey Zharkikh, Richard Shen, Sudhir Sahasrabudhe, Alun Thomas, Rob Cannings, Alexander Gutin, Dmitry Pruss, Julia Reid, Sean Tavtigian, Jeff Mitchell, Glenn Eldredge, Terri Scholl, Rose Mary Miller, Satish Bhatnagar, Nils Adey, Todd Rubano, Nadeem Tusneem, Rosann Robinson, Jane Feldhaus, Teresita Macalma, Arnold Oliphant, Steven Briggs

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The genome of the japonica subspecies of rice, an important cereal and model monocot, was sequenced and assembled by whole-genome shotgun sequencing. The assembled sequence covers 93% of the 420-megabase genome. Gene predictions on the assembled sequence suggest that the genome contains 32,000 to 50,000 genes. Homologs of 98% of the known maize, wheat, and barley proteins are found in rice. Synteny and gene homology between rice and the other cereal genomes are extensive, whereas synteny with Arabidopsis is limited. Assignment of candidate rice orthologs to Arabidopsis genes is possible in many cases. The rice genome sequence provides a foundation for the improvement of cereals, our most important crops.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Issue number5565
StatePublished - Apr 5 2002
Externally publishedYes

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