Hikmet Budak

Hikmet Budak is a Professor in the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program at Sabanci University, Turkey, where he leads the Plant Genetics and Genomics team. He also serves as an adjunct Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. His major research foci include biotic and abiotic stress responses in cereals, and the components of stress tolerance mechanisms, including post-transcriptional regulators, such as microRNAs.

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On 18 July 2014, the IWGSC published in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world’s most widely grown cereal crop.

  • Wheat genome sequencing catching up The IWGSC published an article in the magazine European Seed highlighting its achievement so far and making the case for more funding to be fund soon to finish the reference sequencing of bread wheat.
  • 5DS physical map published Publication of the 5DS physical map by a team led by IWGSC Coordinating Committee member HIkmet Budak (Sabanci University), in collaboration with IWGSC members at the Institute of Experimental Botany (Czeck Republic), Instituto di Genomica Applic...
  • Resource for members: slides Set of slides for members to use in their presentations: general presentation of the IWGSC (membership, structure, vision, roadmap), major achievements, progress, sponsors.
  • Rogers presentation, Milan, 4 June 2015 Jane Rogers, IWGSC deputy director, presented a progress report for the IWGSC at the Wheat initiative Research Committee on 4 June 2015 in Milan, Italy.
  • Wheat Initiative conference and research committee meeting at Expo 2015 On Wednesday 3 June at EXPO 2015 in Milan wheat research was given a boost though a conference organized by the Wheat initiative and the Italian research institutions (CNR, CRA and University of Bologna) entitled “Wheat for the Future - Advancing...

30 June 2015 - Sequencing of Wheat Chromosome 5D Underway in Turkey

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The IWGSC and the Wheat Initiative announced today that funding was secured in Turkey for reference sequencing of wheat chromosome 5D.

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Projects progress overview
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Phys. Map 1AS 100% 2AS 100% 3AS 100% 4AS 100% 5AS 100% 6AS 75% 7AS 100% 1BS 100% 2BS 100% 3BS 100% 4BS 100% 5BS 100% 6BS 100% 7BS 100% 1DS 75% 2DS 100% 3DS 100% 4DS 75% 5DS 100% 6DS 75% 7DS 100%
1AL 100% 2AL 100% 3AL 75% 4AL 100% 5AL 100% 6AL 75% 7AL 100% 1BL 100% 2BL 100% 3BL 100% 4BL 100% 5BL 100% 6BL 100% 7BL 100% 1DL 75% 2DL 100% 3DL 100% 4DL 75% 5DL 100% 6DL 75% 7DL 100%
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1AL 100% 2AL 100% 3AL 100% 4AL 100% 5AL 100% 6AL 100% 7AL 100% 1BL 100% 2BL 100% 3BL 100% 4BL 100% 5BL 100% 6BL 100% 7BL 100% 1DL 100% 2DL 100% 3DL 100% 4DL 100% 5DL 100% 6DL 100% 7DL 100%
Ref. Seq. 1AS 50% 2AS 25% 3AS 50% 4AS 25% 5AS 0% 6AS 0% 7AS 75% 1BS 50% 2BS 0% 3BS 100% 4BS 0% 5BS 25% 6BS 75% 7BS 75% 1DS 0% 2DS 0% 3DS 25% 4DS 0% 5DS 0% 6DS 0% 7DS 50%
1AL 25% 2AL 25% 3AL 50% 4AL 25% 5AL 0% 6AL 0% 7AL 75% 1BL 50% 2BL 0% 3BL 100% 4BL 0% 5BL 0% 6BL 75% 7BL 75% 1DL 0% 2DL 0% 3DL 50% 4DL 0% 5DL 0% 6DL 0% 7DL 50%
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