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StatusReference proteome
Gene counti - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDiUP000008810
Taxonomy15368 - Brachypodium distachyon
Last modifiedSeptember 20, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000005505.4 from EnsemblPlants

Brachypodium distachyon (purple false brome) is an annual grass from the family Poaceae (formerly known as the Gramineae) and is endemic to the Mediterranean and Middle East.

Scientific interest in Brachypodium distachyon arises from its membership of the same subfamily of the Poaceae as the cereal crops wheat, rye and barley, and the forage and turf grasses (subfamily Pooidae). Economically important members of this subfamily, notably wheat, have large and complex genomes, so Brachypodium distachyon serves as a valuable model organism for this taxonomic group.

Brachypodon distachyon has a haploid chromosome number of 5, containing 270 Mb with 30,000 protein-coding genes. The diploid inbred line Bd21 was sequenced.


Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Chromosome 112890
Chromosome 210087
Chromosome 39902
Chromosome 47534
Chromosome 54349


  1. "Genome sequencing and analysis of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon."
    Nature 2010:763-768(2010) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "The complete chloroplast genome sequence of Brachypodium distachyon: sequence comparison and phylogenetic analysis of eight grass plastomes."
    Bortiri E., Coleman-Derr D., Lazo G.R., Anderson O.D., Gu Y.Q.
    BMC Res. Notes 2008:61-61(2008) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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