Rice-maize synteny. Maize markers were mapped to the rice genome in silico. Maize map and sequence information were derived from MaizeDB (610 markers) and GenBank, respectively. Maize chromosomes are indicated along the vertical black lines; positions of specific markers and bins are defined by horizontal lines. Rice chromosomes are represented by numbered, colored rectangles. Significant homology (at least 80% identity, over 100 continuous base pairs, between a maize chromosomal region and a particular rice region) is indicated by a colored rectangle to the right of the maize chromosome.