1. The Structure of Plant Genomes
Published Online: 26 JAN 2004
Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Plant Genomics and Proteomics
How to Cite
Cullis, C. A. (2003) The Structure of Plant Genomes, in Plant Genomics and Proteomics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471488577.ch1
- Published Online: 26 JAN 2004
- Published Print: 24 DEC 2003
Print ISBN: 9780471373148
Online ISBN: 9780471488576
- genome size;
- DNA content;
- sequence repetition;
The DNA content of plant nuclei varies by about a thousand-fold. This DNA is contained in chromosomes, the number and size of which in a given species can vary as well. The nuclear DNA contains highly repetitive tandemly arrayed, dispersed repetitive and low copy-number sequences, the last of which comprise most of the genes. Genome size can affect the phenotype irrespective of the information content.