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Discovery of multi-megabase polymorphic inversions by chromosome conformation capture sequencing in large-genome plant species.

A new interesting article has been published in Plant J. 2018 Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/tpj.14109. and titled:

Discovery of multi-megabase polymorphic inversions by chromosome conformation capture sequencing in large-genome plant species.

Authors of this article are:
Himmelbach A Ruban A Walde I Šimková H Doležel J Hastie A Stein N Mascher M.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Chromosomal inversions occur in natural populations of many species and may underlie reproductive isolation and local adaptation. Traditional methods of inversion discovery are labor-intensive and lack sensitivity. Here, we report the use of three-dimensional contact probabilities between genomic loci as assayed by chromosome conformation capture sequencing (Hi-C) to detect multi-megabase polymorphic inversions in four barley genotypes. Inversions are validated by fluorescence in situ hybridization and Bionano optical mapping. We propose Hi-C as a generally applicable method for inversion discovery in natural populations. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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