Genome-wide intraspecific DNA-sequence variations in rice

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2003 Apr;6(2):134-8. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(03)00004-9.


Genome-wide comparative analysis of the DNA sequences of two major cultivated rice subspecies, Oryza sativa L. ssp indica and Oryza sativa L. ssp japonica, have revealed their extensive microcolinearity in gene order and content. However, deviations from colinearity are frequent owing to insertions or deletions. Intraspecific sequence polymorphisms commonly occur in both coding and non-coding regions. These variations often affect gene structures and may contribute to intraspecific phenotypic adaptations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Genetic Variation / genetics*
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Oryza / genetics*
  • Physical Chromosome Mapping
  • Polymorphism, Genetic / genetics