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Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled

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The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published today in the international journal Science a draft sequence of the bread wheat genome. The chromosome-based draft provides new insight into the structure, organization, and evolution of the large, complex genome of the world’s most widely grown cereal crop.

Since its publication in July 2014, the survey sequence publication "A chromosome-based draft sequence of the hexaploid bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) genome" have been cited in numerous publications, see the citation page .

Press releases

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IWGSC official press release and press releases from IWGSC members

Press kit

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Press kit (PDF) available for download

Coverage around the world

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The IWGSC, with 3,200 members in 71 countries, is an international, collaborative consortium, established in 2005 by a group of wheat growers, plant scientists, and public and private breeders.


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