Centromeric sites and cereal chromosome evolution

Chromosoma. 1997 Apr;105(6):321-3. doi: 10.1007/BF02529746.


Comparative genome analysis enables the sites of centromeres, telomeres and nucleolar organiser regions to be aligned with borders that define the sets of linked genes conserved across the cereal genomes. This provides a basis for studying cereal genome evolution.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biological Evolution*
  • Centromere / genetics*
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Chromosomes
  • Edible Grain / genetics*
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Plant*