These pre-publication data are being released under guidelines of the Fort Lauderdale Agreement, which reaffirms the balance between fair use (i.e. no pre-emptive publication) and early disclosure. Users are encouraged use these data to advance their research on individual loci but are asked to respect the rights of the investigators who generated these data to publish the whole-genome level description of the O. meridionalis in a peer-reviewed journal. This description includes whole-genome comparative analyses, genome size evolution, gene family evolution, gene organization and movement, heterochromatin, centromere evolution. This genome falls under the scope of the I-OMAP (International Oryza Map Alignment Project) consortium. The I-OMAP consortium is an internationally coordinated effort to create high-quality reference assemblies representing the diversity of wild and crop-progenitor species in the genus Oryza (Jacquemin et al, 2012). For inquiries and information on how to cite these data please contact Dr. Rod Wing.

About Oryza meridionalis

Oryza meridionalis is a wild rice found in Australia, one of the wild rice species included in the OMAP project. It belongs to the AA genome group. It has 12 chromosomes with a nuclear genome size of 435Mb (flow cytometry). It is found at edges of freshwater lagoons, temporary pools, and swamps in 15-20 cm of water and grows in black, clay soil in open habitats. This work was part of the Oryza Genome Evolution project funded by NSF Award #1026200 and in collaboration with Olivier Panaud (France) and Robert Henry (Australia).

Taxonomy ID 40149

Data source Oryza Genome Evolution Project

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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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Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor


What can I find? Microarray annotations.

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Gramene/Ensembl Genomes Annotation

Additional annotations generated by the Gramene project include:

  • Gene phylogenetic trees with other Gramene species: see example.
  • Lastz Whole Genome Alignment to Oryza sativa Japonica (IRGSPv1), see example.
  • Ortholog based DAGchainer synteny detection against other AA genomes, see example.
  • Mapping to the genome of multiple sequence-based feature sets using gramene blat pipeline, see example.
  • Identification of various repeat features from MIPS and AGI repeat libraries.


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