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New books: Achieving sustainable cultivation of wheat (Vol 1&2)

Published: 03/27/2017 11:23 pm

The IWGSC is pleased to announce to upcoming publication of two reference books on wheat, focused on ways to improve wheat cultivation at each step of the value chain, from breeding to post-harvest storage.

The IWGSC Leadership team contributed to a chapter on sequencing and assembly of the wheat genome.

Eversole presentation, Amsterdam, 16 March 2017

Published: 03/17/2017 04:57 pm

IWGSC Executive Director Kellye Eversole presented the odyssey to the IWGSC high quality reference sequence at the Plant Genomics and Gene Editing congress in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on 16 March 2017.

Sequence nomenclature

Published: 03/02/2017 08:42 pm

Note on the sequence nomenclature

Nils Stein

Published: 02/09/2017 06:17 pm

Nils Stein was awarded an IWGSC Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation of his leadership in the production of the IWGSC whole genome assembly of bread wheat. He received his award in January 2017 at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

Martin Mascher, Frédéric Choulet and Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère

Published: 02/08/2017 08:55 am

In January 2017, Martin Mascher, Frédéric Choulet and Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère – the IWGSC Pseudomolecule Task Force – were awarded IWGSC Leadership Awards in recognition and appreciation of their leadership in the pseudomolecule assembly and quality assessment of the IWGSC reference sequence of bread wheat. They received their awards at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, United States.

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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.

Germany Steps Up Its Wheat Sequencing Effort

Published: 12/02/2015 10:48 am

German teams to sequence two wheat chromosomes

The German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture announced today that it would award 1.5 million Euros to a project aimed at providing a reference sequence for two wheat chromosomes, part of the international effort to decipher the bread wheat genome, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC).

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