Summary
Abbreviation
B. distachyon
Genus
Brachypodium
Species
distachyon
Infraspecific Taxon
cultivar Bd21
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Description: 

Brachypodium distachyon, commonly called purple false brome or stiff brome, is a grass species native to southern Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia east to India. It is related to the major cereal grain species wheat, barley, oats, maize, rice, rye, sorghum, and millet. It has many qualities that make it an excellent model organism for functional genomics research in temperate grasses, cereals, and dedicated biofuel crops such as switchgrass. These attributes include small genome (~270 Mbp) diploid accessions, a series of polyploid accessions, a small physical stature, self-fertility, a short lifecycle, simple growth requirements, and an efficient transformation system.

 

The genome of Brachypodium distachyon (diploid inbred line Bd21) has been sequenced and published in Nature in 2010.

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Properties
Division
Plants and Fungi
Lineage
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Viridiplantae; Streptophyta; Streptophytina; Embryophyta; Tracheophyta; Euphyllophyta; Spermatophyta; Magnoliophyta; Mesangiospermae; Liliopsida; Petrosaviidae; commelinids; Poales; Poaceae; BOP clade; Pooideae; Brachypodieae; Brachypodium
Common Name
Purple false brome
Genetic Code
1
Publication
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Analysis
Genome Assemblies
NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole Genome Assembly (v3.0) and Annotation (v3.1) of Brachypodium distachyon - cv. Bd21 (JGI)Assembly & annotation, performed by JGINov 20th, 2017
Analyses
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