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PAG Asia program

Published: 05/23/2018 10:56 pm

The IWGSC will hold a workshop entitled "Wheat Genomics in Agriculture: Building on IWGSC RefSeq v1.0" at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference Asia in Seoul, South Korea (30 May - 1 June 2018) on Wednesday 30 May 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:45pm

The workshop is organized by Rudi Appels and Kellye Eversole

Publication: Chromosome‐based survey sequencing reveals the genome organization of wild wheat progenitor Triticum dicoccoides

Published: 05/09/2018 08:03 pm

A Plant Biotechnology Journal article on the genome of the progenitor of wheat Triticum dicoccoides, by the IWGSC and IWGSC Coordinating Committee members Jaroslav Doležel, Pilar Hernandez and Hikmet Budak

2017 Annual Report

Published: 04/24/2018 05:44 pm

2017: a pivotal, exciting year for the IWGSC.

Infographic: Wheat - A Key Crop for Food Security

Published: 04/18/2018 05:48 pm

Wheat is the number one food crop consumed in the world, and the main source of calories and proteins in human diets.

IWGSC Newsletter – January to March 2018

Published: 04/03/2018 04:59 pm

Welcome to the IWGSC newsletter No1/2018

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

Published: 07/18/2017 09:00 am

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), is pleased to announce the appointment of Sébastien Praud as a new Board member of the organization.

Wheat Sequencing Consortium Releases Key Resource to the Scientific Community

Published: 06/13/2016 08:22 am

Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available for researchers via the IWGSC wheat sequence repository at URGI-INRA-Versailles, France .

Wheat Genome Sequencing Gets Major Boost

Published: 01/06/2016 10:00 am

A high quality bread wheat reference sequence will be available in less than two years

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced today the production of a whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world, significantly accelerating global research into crop improvement. The project consisted of producing a whole genome assembly of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring based on Illumina short sequence reads assembled with NRGene’s DeNovoMAGICTM software.

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