International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC)

On 17 August 2018, the IWGSC published in the international journal Science a detailed description and an analysis of the reference sequence of the bread wheat genome, the world’s most widely cultivated crop.
This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality and improved sustainability.
The research article – authored by more than 200 scientists from 73 research institutions in 20 countries – presents the DNA sequence of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring ordered along the 21 wheat chromosomes. It is the highest quality genome sequence produced to date for wheat.

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3 Responses to International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC)

  1. shinichi says:

    16 August 2018 – The Wheat Code is Finally Craked


    Read the IWGSC press release and the information package about the publication (Q&A, quotes, media kit, and more).

    Watch this explainer video and this interview video to learn more about the IWGSC reference sequence of bread wheat.

  2. shinichi says:

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  3. shinichi says:

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