Inter-varietal structural variation in grapevine genomes

Plant J. 2016 Nov;88(4):648-661. doi: 10.1111/tpj.13274. Epub 2016 Sep 16.


Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) is one of the world's most important crop plants, which is of large economic value for fruit and wine production. There is much interest in identifying genomic variations and their functional effects on inter-varietal, phenotypic differences. Using an approach developed for the analysis of human and mammalian genomes, which combines high-throughput sequencing, array comparative genomic hybridization, fluorescent in situ hybridization and quantitative PCR, we created an inter-varietal atlas of structural variations and single nucleotide variants (SNVs) for the grapevine genome analyzing four economically and genetically relevant table grapevine varieties. We found 4.8 million SNVs and detected 8% of the grapevine genome to be affected by genomic variations. We identified more than 700 copy number variation (CNV) regions and more than 2000 genes subjected to CNV as potential candidates for phenotypic differences between varieties.

Keywords: SRP009057; Vitis vinifera L.; candidate genes; copy number variation; genomic variation; high-throughput sequencing; single nucleotide polymorphism; table grape.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Comparative Genomic Hybridization / methods
  • DNA Copy Number Variations / genetics
  • Genome, Plant / genetics*
  • In Situ Hybridization, Fluorescence
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Vitis / genetics*