Oat genome – sequence of a superfood

Year: 2022


Krattinger SG and Keller B (2022) Oat genome – sequence of a superfood. Nature Plants 8: 602-603 (News & Views article).


The analysis of the 11-gigabase, hexaploid oat genome reveals a mosaic chromosome structure with complex rearrangements related to polyploidization. The high-quality oat reference genome will facilitate the molecular identification of health food traits and the implementation of genomics-based oat breeding.