Brachypodium distachyon

Brachypodium distachyon

Data Source | Taxonomy ID 15368

About Brachypodium distachyon

Brachypodium distachyon, like Arabidopsis thaliana, has several features that recommend it as a model plant for functional genomic studies, especially in the grasses. It has a small, diploid genome (~355 Mbp), small physical size, a short life-cycle and few growth requirements. Brachypodium is related to the major cereal grain species but is understood to be more closely related to the Triticeae (wheat and barley) than to the other cereals.

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Transcriptome mappings

Brachypodium sylvaticum transcriptome

De novo gene models from the RNA-Seq analysis of three Brachypodium sylvaticum populations [2] were mapped to the B. distachyon reference genome. Click here for example. Assembled data is available from the Jaiswal lab and raw reads are available from INSDC project PRJNA182761.

Triticum aestivum transcriptome

Wheat RNA-Seq, EST and UniGene datasets have been aligned to the Brachypodium distachyon genome:


Links (Brachypodium distachyon)

Links (Triticum aestivum)

  • MIPS Wheat Genome Database
  • ENA study ERP000319: 454 pyrosequencing of the Triticum aestivum (bread wheat) genome to 5X coverage
  • ENA study ERP001415: 454 sequencing of Triticum aestivum (bread wheat) cv. Chinese spring cDNA samples from a pool of tissues, from plants under drought stress and from circadian-sampled leaves
  • Triticum aestivum ESTs at ENA
  • Triticum aestivum UniGene cluster sequences at NCBI