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The Wheat Code is Finally Cracked

Published: 08/16/2018 08:00 pm

The wheat genome sequence will contribute to global food security

Bethesda, Maryland, USA – August 16, 2018

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. This work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced nutritional quality and improved sustainability.

Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

Published: 06/14/2018 04:21 pm

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ute Baumann, Hikmet Budak, and Etienne Paux as new Board members of the organization.

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.

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).

Grégoire Berthe, Céréales Vallée CEO, receives the IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award

Published: 11/16/2015 02:54 pm

Grégoire Berthe was awarded on 16 November an IWGSC Outstanding Leadership Award in recognition of his continuous support to the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) over the last 10 years. He received his award at the International Wheat Innovation Workshop in Clermont-Ferrand (France), organized by the BreedWheat project.

Wheat Sequencing Consortium is Producing New Tools for Wheat Breeders

Published: 11/04/2015 08:18 am

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced today that it has started a new project to speed up gene discovery in bread wheat. It will provide plant breeders around the world with essential resources to accelerate their breeding programs and develop more sustainable wheat varieties with increased tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses.

Canadian Genomics Project Is Leading the Way in Wheat Breeding Innovation

Published: 09/29/2015 08:33 am

Wheat farmers have reason to celebrate, as the Canadian Triticum Applied Genomics (CTAG2) project is about to step up its contribution to the global effort to decipher the wheat genome, led by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC). The expected outcome is a new generation of wheat cultivars with higher yields and better resistance to stresses.

Sequencing of Wheat Chromosome 5D Underway in Turkey

Published: 06/30/2015 08:54 am

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) and the Wheat Initiative announced today that funding was secured in Turkey for reference sequencing of wheat chromosome 5D. This is another step towards achievement of a high quality reference sequence for each of the 21 bread wheat chromosomes in order to provide plant breeders with high quality tools to accelerate breeding programs and produce a new generation of wheat varieties with higher yields and improved sustainability.