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Brachypodium distachyon (L.) P.Beauv.

Synonyms

Agropyron distachyon, Brachypodium annuum, Brachypodium asperum, Brachypodium brevisetum, Brachypodium ciliatum, Brachypodium geniculatum, Brachypodium macrostachyum, Brachypodium megastachyum, Brachypodium monostachyum, Brachypodium paui, Brachypodium pentastachyum, Brachypodium phoenicoides, Brachypodium platystachyum, Brachypodium polystachyum, Brachypodium rigidum, Brachypodium schimperi, Brachypodium subtile, Bromus buxbaumii, Bromus ciliatus, Bromus distachyos, Bromus geniculatus, Bromus monostachyus, Bromus paradoxus, Bromus pentastachyus, Bromus platystachyus, Festuca breviseta, Festuca diandra, Festuca distachya, Festuca monostachia, Festuca monostachya, Festuca pentastachya, Festuca pseudistachya, Festuca rigens, Festuca rigida, Festuca rigidoaspera, Festuca schimperi, Festuca subtilis, Festuca tauschii, Secale bromoides, Trachynia distachya, Trachynia pentastachya, Trachynia platystachya, Trachynia rigida, Triticum asperrimum, Triticum asperum, Triticum brevisetum, Triticum ciliatum, Triticum distachyon, Triticum distertum, Triticum flabellatum, Triticum geniculatum, Triticum maritimum, Triticum monostachyum, Triticum polystachyum, Triticum schimperi, Triticum subtile, Triticum tenue, Zerna distachyos

Common names

Purple false brome

Extract from Wikipedia article

Brachypodium distachyon, commonly called purple false brome, is a grass species native to southern Europe, northern Africa and southwestern Asia east to India. It is related to the major cereal grain species wheat, barley, oats, maize, rice, rye, sorghum, and millet. It has many qualities that make it an excellent model organism for functional genomics research in temperate grasses, cereals, and dedicated biofuel crops such as switchgrass. These attributes include small genome (~270 Mbp) diploid accessions, a series of polyploid accessions, a small physical stature, self-fertility, a short lifecycle, simple growth requirements, and an efficient transformation system. The genome of Brachypodium distachyon (diploid inbred line Bd21) has been sequenced and published in Nature in 2010.

LinkSpikelets of purple false brome grass (Brachypodium distachyon)(?) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Thaghab Al Majda. North-western Qatar, February 28, 2014
Location on mapsAl Ghuwairiya HC St, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar

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QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.