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Webinar: Multiple genome assemblies reveal alien introgressions and alternative haplotypes in elite wheat cultivars

10+ genome webinar

On 29 June 2020, the IWGSC organized a webinar in collaboration with the 10+ genome project entitled "Multiple genome assemblies reveal alien introgressions and alternative haplotypes in elite wheat cultivars" presented by Sean Walkowiak (Canadian Grain Commission, Canada)

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Wheat (Triticum sp.) is the most widely grown crop globally and accounts for ~20% of the protein and calories consumed in human diets. This presentation will summarize highly contiguous assemblies of multiple wheat lines from the 10+ Wheat Genomes Project, which complement the reference genome assembly of Chinese Spring. These new genome assemblies capture genetic diversity currently utilized in global wheat breeding programs, including structural rearrangements, alternative haplotypes, and introgressions from wheat’s wild relatives. These variations are part of complex breeding histories aimed to improve grain yield and quality, and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. These genome assemblies are a foundation to support functional gene discovery and breeding the next generation of modern wheat cultivars.

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Sean Walkowiak Research Scientist, Grain Research Laboratory Canadian Grain Commission, Canada

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