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Infographic: Facts about Wheat

Published: 05/12/2015 03:58 pm

Wheat is the most widely grown cereal crop in the world, with 730 millions tons produced on 222 million hectares (2014 data). Each year, nearly US $50 billion-worth of wheat is traded globally. The world’s top producers are the European Union, followed by China, India and the USA. Wheat is currently the staple food for more than 35% of the global human population. With the world’s population estimated to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, the World Bank has estimated that global wheat production would need to increase by 60 %.

Review: wheat genome sequencing status

Published: 04/21/2015 02:32 pm

A review covering wheat genome sequencing status and how to use these information for wheat improvement was published on 15 April 2015 in the journal Trends in Plant Science .

Wanted: $13 million to unlock the wheat genome

Published: 03/13/2015 06:10 pm

Agri-Pulse, an organisation that provides coverage on the politics and players driving agricultural and rural policy, published an article about the IWGSC efforts to sequence the wheat genome.

HapMap project

Published: 03/03/2015 05:26 pm

On 26 February 2015, an article describing the wheat HapMap project, led by Edward Akhunov of Kansas State University, was published in Genome Biology. The IWGSC is a co-author.

Bayer Crop Science Presentation, Ghent, 12 February 2015

Published: 02/25/2015 08:28 am

Kellye Eversole, IWGSC Executive Director, presented the IWGSC strategy to obtain a high quality reference sequence and provided an update on the latest results in a seminar she gave at Bayer Crop Science.

Keygene presentation, Wageningen, 6 February 2015

Published: 02/11/2015 03:21 pm

Members of the leadership teams of IWGSC and Keygene met to discuss future efforts for securing the remaining funding for obtaining the high quality sequence.

PAG 2015 Poster

Published: 01/20/2015 03:55 pm

Poster presented by IWGSC at The Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Conference (10-14 January 2015 - San Diego, CA, USA)

Vote for IWGSC Survey Sequence & 3B Ref Sequence as Breakthrough of the Year

Published: 11/17/2014 03:02 pm

The IWGSC Survey Sequence initiative and the 3B Reference Sequence has been listed on the short-list of Science’s breakthrough of the year.