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Sequencing chromosome 3B

Targeted chromosomes

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Project team

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Frederic CHOULET fchouletSPAMFILTER@clermont.inra.fr INRA France
Etienne PAUX etienne.pauxSPAMFILTER@clermont.inra.fr INRA France
Philippe LEROY philippe.leroySPAMFILTER@clermont.inra.fr INRA France
Pierre SOURDILLE pierre. sourdilleSPAMFILTER@clermont.inra.fr INRA France
Nicolas GUIHLOT nicolas.guihlotSPAMFILTER@clermont.inra.fr INRA France

Project collaborators

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Patrick WINCKER pwinckerSPAMFILTER@genoscope.cns.fr Genoscope France
Hadi QUESNEVILLE Hadi.QuesnevilleSPAMFILTER@versailles.inra.fr INRA URGI France
Jaroslav DOLEZEL dolezelSPAMFILTER@ueb.cas.cz IEB Czech Republic
Hélène BERGES hbergesSPAMFILTER@toulouse.inra.fr INRA CNRGV France
Michael ALAUX michael.alauxSPAMFILTER@versailles.inra.fr INRA-URGI France

Project funding

The group "Structure, function and evolution of the wheat genomes" (PI: C. Feuillet) of the INRA GDEC Clermont-Ferrand (France) has been granted by the French Research Agency ANR and France Agrime r to sequence completely the 1 Gb of chromosome 3B using a BAC by BAC approach and Next Generation Sequencing technologies. The 3BSEQ project is funded for 3 years (2010-2013) and is developed in partnership with the French National Sequencing center Genoscope and the INRA bioinformatics unit URGI .


The objectives of 3BSEQ are to:

  • Sequence and annotate the whole chromosome 3B
  • Understand its evolutionary dynamics through comparative analyses with the other cereal genomes available
  • Functionally characterize the gene space by establishing a transcriptomic map of the chromosome
  • Study intraspecific variations of the 3B gene space (Copy Number and Present-Absent Variations)
  • Develop useful sequence markers for traits of agronomic importance and for molecular breeding

For more details, please visit the project website at http://www.wheatgenome.org/Projects/Sequencing/3BSEQ