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Detailed Analysis of a Contiguous 22-Mb Region of the Maize Genome

  • Fusheng Wei,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Joshua C. Stein,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Chengzhi Liang,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Jianwei Zhang,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Robert S. Fulton,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Regina S. Baucom,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Emanuele De Paoli,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Shiguo Zhou,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Lixing Yang,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Yujun Han,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Shiran Pasternak,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Apurva Narechania,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Lifang Zhang,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Cheng-Ting Yeh,

    Affiliation: Department of Agronomy and Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Kai Ying,

    Affiliation: Department of Agronomy and Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Dawn H. Nagel,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Kristi Collura,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David Kudrna,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Currie,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Jinke Lin,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • HyeRan Kim,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Angelina Angelova,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Gabriel Scara,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Marina Wissotski,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Wolfgang Golser,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Laura Courtney,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Scott Kruchowski,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Tina A. Graves,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Susan M. Rock,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Stephanie Adams,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Lucinda A. Fulton,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Catrina Fronick,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • William Courtney,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Melissa Kramer,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Lori Spiegel,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Lydia Nascimento,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Ananth Kalyanaraman,

    Affiliation: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Cristian Chaparro,

    Affiliation: Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, CNRS UMR 5096, Perpignan, France

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  • Jean-Marc Deragon,

    Affiliation: Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, CNRS UMR 5096, Perpignan, France

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  • Phillip San Miguel,

    Affiliation: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Ning Jiang,

    Affiliation: Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Susan R. Wessler,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Pamela J. Green,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Yeisoo Yu,

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • David C. Schwartz,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Blake C. Meyers,

    Affiliation: Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey L. Bennetzen,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Robert A. Martienssen,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • W. Richard McCombie,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Srinivas Aluru,

    Affiliation: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Sandra W. Clifton,

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Patrick S. Schnable,

    Affiliation: Department of Agronomy and Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Doreen Ware,

    Affiliation: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

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  • Richard K. Wilson mail,

    rwing@ag.arizona.edu (RAW); rwilson@wustl.edu (RKW)

    Affiliation: The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Rod A. Wing mail

    rwing@ag.arizona.edu (RAW); rwilson@wustl.edu (RKW)

    Affiliation: Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Published: November 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000728
  • Published in PLOS Genetics

About the Authors

Fusheng Wei, Jianwei Zhang, Kristi Collura, David Kudrna, Jennifer Currie, Jinke Lin, HyeRan Kim, Angelina Angelova, Gabriel Scara, Marina Wissotski, Wolfgang Golser, Yeisoo Yu, Rod A. Wing
Arizona Genomics Institute, School of Plant Sciences and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, BIO5 Institute for Collaborative Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Joshua C. Stein, Chengzhi Liang, Shiran Pasternak, Apurva Narechania, Lifang Zhang, Melissa Kramer, Lori Spiegel, Lydia Nascimento, Robert A. Martienssen, W. Richard McCombie, Doreen Ware
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America
Robert S. Fulton, Laura Courtney, Scott Kruchowski, Tina A. Graves, Susan M. Rock, Stephanie Adams, Lucinda A. Fulton, Catrina Fronick, William Courtney, Sandra W. Clifton, Richard K. Wilson
The Genome Center and Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Regina S. Baucom, Lixing Yang, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen
Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Emanuele De Paoli, Pamela J. Green, Blake C. Meyers
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences and Delaware Biotechnology Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, United States of America
Shiguo Zhou, David C. Schwartz
Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Genetics, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Yujun Han, Dawn H. Nagel, Susan R. Wessler
Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States of America
Cheng-Ting Yeh, Kai Ying, Patrick S. Schnable
Department of Agronomy and Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Ananth Kalyanaraman
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Cristian Chaparro, Jean-Marc Deragon
Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, CNRS UMR 5096, Perpignan, France
Phillip San Miguel
Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
Ning Jiang
Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
Srinivas Aluru
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FW JCS JZ RSF DCS BCM RAM WRM SWC PSS DW RKW RAW. Performed the experiments: FW JCS JZ RSF RSB EDP AN KC DK JC JL HK AA GS MW WG LC SK SMR SA LAF CF WC MK LS LN SA. Analyzed the data: FW JCS CL JZ RSF RSB SZ LY YH SP LZ CTY KY DHN TAG AK CC JMD PSM NJ SRW SA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YY. Wrote the paper: FW JCS RSF EDP PJG DCS BCM JLB SWC PSS DW RAW.