Plant Molecular Biology

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 53–62

The Oryza Map Alignment Project: The Golden Path to Unlocking the Genetic Potential of Wild Rice Species

Authors

    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Jetty S. S. Ammiraju
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Meizhong Luo
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • HyeRan Kim
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Yeisoo Yu
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Dave Kudrna
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Jose L. Goicoechea
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Wenming Wang
    • Arizona Genomics InstituteThe University of Arizona
  • Will Nelson
    • Arizona Genomics Computational LaboratoryThe University of Arizona
  • Kiran Rao
    • Arizona Genomics Computational LaboratoryThe University of Arizona
  • Darshan Brar
    • International Rice Research Institute
  • Dave J. Mackill
    • International Rice Research Institute
  • Bin Han
    • National Center for Gene Research
  • Cari Soderlund
    • Arizona Genomics Computational LaboratoryThe University of Arizona
  • Lincoln Stein
    • Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryCold Spring Harbor
  • Phillip SanMiguel
    • Genomics Core FacilityPurdue University
  • Scott Jackson
    • Department of AgronomyPurdue University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11103-004-6237-x

Cite this article as:
Wing, R.A., Ammiraju, J.S.S., Luo, M. et al. Plant Mol Biol (2005) 59: 53. doi:10.1007/s11103-004-6237-x

Abstract

The wild species of the genus Oryza offer enormous potential to make a significant impact on agricultural productivity of the cultivated rice species Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima. To unlock the genetic potential of wild rice we have initiated a project entitled the ‘Oryza Map Alignment Project’ (OMAP) with the ultimate goal of constructing and aligning BAC/STC based physical maps of 11 wild and one cultivated rice species to the International Rice Genome Sequencing Project’s finished reference genome – O. sativa ssp. japonica c. v. Nipponbare. The 11 wild rice species comprise nine different genome types and include six diploid genomes (AA, BB, CC, EE, FF and GG) and four tetrapliod genomes (BBCC, CCDD, HHKK and HHJJ) with broad geographical distribution and ecological adaptation. In this paper we describe our strategy to construct robust physical maps of all 12 rice species with an emphasis on the AA diploid O. nivara – thought to be the progenitor of modern cultivated rice.

Keywords

BAC-end sequencing comparative genomics physical mapping rice wild species

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© Springer 2005