The bioinformatics challenges in comparative analysis of cereal genomes - An overview

M. Bellgard, Jia Ye, Takashi Gojobori, R. Appels*

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Comparative genomic analysis is the cornerstone of in silico-based approaches to understanding biological systems and processes across cereal species, such as rice, wheat and barley, in order to identify genes of agronomic interest. The size of the genomic repositories is nearly doubling every year, and this has significant implications on the way bioinformatics analyses are carried out. In this overview the concepts and technology underpinning bioinformatics as applied to comparative genomic analysis are considered in the context of other manuscripts appearing in this issue of Functional and Integrative Genomics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalFunctional and Integrative Genomics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004


  • Barley
  • Comparativegenomics
  • Rice
  • Synteny
  • Wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics

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