Rice as a model for cereal genomics

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1999 Apr;2(2):86-9. doi: 10.1016/S1369-5266(99)80018-1.


Over the past two years, selected regions of the rice genome have been sequenced and shown to be colinear at the sequence level with limited regions of other cereal genomes. A large number of expressed gene sequences and molecular markers have accumulated in the public databases. Large insert clone libraries of the rice genome have been constructed, and rice has become an increasingly attractive candidate for whole genome sequencing.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology
  • Edible Grain / genetics*
  • Genetic Markers
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Oryza / genetics*
  • Physical Chromosome Mapping
  • Plants, Genetically Modified
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA


  • Genetic Markers