Cereal genomics

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Cereal Genomics

Cereal cropFAO's definition of cereals describes these plants as annual plants which generally belong to the gramineous family, producing grains that are used for food, feed, seed and production of industrial products. Cereal Crops:RiceWheat, Corn or maizeBarleyMillet SorghumOat Rye

introductionThe economic and scientific importance of the cereals has motivated a rich history of research into their genetics, development, and evolution. The nearly completed sequence of the rice genome is emblematic of a transition to high-throughput genomics and computational biology that has also pervaded study of many other cereals.

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