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IWGSC Reference Sequence v1.0 browser now available at URGI

Published: 07/19/2017 04:56 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that the IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 sequence and annotation can be viewed in a browser hosted at URGI-INRA .

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.

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

Published: 07/13/2017 05:07 pm

The IWGSC is pleased to announce the 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 in Volume 1 on "Sequencing and assembly of the wheat genome".

IWGSC Poster

Published: 06/05/2017 09:43 pm

Poster updated June 2017

IWGSC Reference Sequence v1.0 annotation now available at URGI

Published: 05/30/2017 04:19 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that the first version of the reference sequence of the bread wheat variety Chinese Spring (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0) is now available with annotation of genes, non-coding RNAs and transposable elements at the IWGSC sequence repository hosted by URGI-INRA .

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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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