Thursday 19 April 2018
Estimating the repetitive DNA profile of white lupin (Lupinus albus) genome: a cytogenomic approach
B&PMP – Plasticity team
Although genes are the most essential part of eukaryote genomes they compose only a very minor genome fraction. The major portion of genomes are known to be mainly composed by repetitive DNA sequences. Regardless of the non-genic function of these sequences they are important for chromosome structure and stability during cell cycle. Here I will present the first results based on in silico and in situ approaches to identify and map the main repetitive classes of DNA found in the genome of white lupin. This approach aims to give us an overall idea of the genome composition and assist the whole genome assembly of white lupin.