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  • noun botany Any of the grass subfamily Pooideae.


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  • Brachypodium, rice and sorghum genomes shows a precise history of genome evolution across a broad diversity of the grasses, and establishes a template for analysis of the large genomes of economically important pooid grasses such as wheat.

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  • These collinear blocks of orthologous genes provide a robust and precise sequence framework for understanding grass genome evolution and aiding the assembly of sequences from other pooid grasses.

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  • As the first genome sequence of a pooid grass, the Brachypodium genome aids genome analysis and gene identification in the large and complex genomes of wheat and barley, two other pooid grasses that are among the world's most important crops.

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