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Genome origin and evolution of common oat

Assemblies of hexaploid cultivated oat, and of close relatives of its diploid and tetraploid progenitors, have revealed its polyploid formation and subgenome evolution. These high-quality oat reference genomes will facilitate the discovery of candidate genes that underlie beneficial traits such as hulless grain and disease resistance.

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Fig. 1: Genomic features of oat species genomes.


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This is a summary of: Peng, Y. et al. Reference genome assemblies reveal the origin and evolution of allohexaploid oat. Nat. Genet. (2022).

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Genome origin and evolution of common oat. Nat Genet 54, 1074–1075 (2022).

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