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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Soybean Genome Organization: Evolution of a Legume Genome

Authors
item Shoemaker, Randy
item Olson, Terry - ISU
item Kanazin, Vladimir - ISU

Submitted to: Stadler Genetics Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: August 28, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: A review of current literature indicates that V. radiata (mungbean) and P. vulgaris (common bean) have similar genetic map arrangements with significant co-linearity. G. max (soybean) demonstrates many rearrangements and only small segments of co-linearity. Duplications within the soybean genome demonstrate homology only between 'islands' within the duplicated segment. Non-island regions seem to share homology with paralogous regions but not in a colinear manner. Linkage conservation is therefore conserved making chromosome landing, based on paralogous regions, possible. Information on genome arrangement and genomic duplications can tell much about gene evolution and gene expression and the evolution of gene families and of, potentially, quantitative traits.

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