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Physical mapping and sequencing of wheat chromosome 5D

Targeted chromosomes

Click on a chromosome to access associated data (when available) at URGI Sequences Repository.

Project team

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Ani Akpinar Sabanci University Turkey
Reyyan Bulut Sabanci University Turkey
Deniz Adali Sabanci University Turkey
Zaeema Khan Sabanci University Turkey

Project collaborators

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Jaroslav Dolezel dolezelSPAMFILTER@ueb.cas.cz Institute of Experimental Botany Czech Republic
Frederica Cattonaro cattonaroSPAMFILTER@appliedgenomics.org Istituto di Genomica Applicata Italy

Project funding

Partial funding for the physical mapping of chromosome arms 5DS and 5DL has been provided by Sabanci University and TUBITAK. Funding for Whole Genome Profile (WGPTM) and design of the minimum tiling path of of chromosome arm 5DL has been provided by Bayer CropScience under the BCS-IWGSC project .


To develop new wheat genotypes, an improved understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying quantitative and qualitative traits, such as disease and pest resistance genes are required. Efficiency in gene isolation relies on the availability of physical maps that are anchored to genetic and phenotypic maps. The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) aims to establish physical maps of the 21 chromosomes of hexaploid wheat as a foundation for future wheat genome sequencing. Within this framework, our objectives are to (1) construct the 5D BAC libraries, (2) fingerprint the BAC libraries, (2) assemble and anchor the contigs to construct a physical map of 5D. The physical map and the sequences obtained from this project will enhance our understanding of wheat genome structure and permit comparative studies to better understand wheat genome.


Akpinar BA, Magni F, Yuce M, Stuart J, Lucas SJ, Šimková H, Šafář J, Vautrin S, Bergès H, Cattonaro F, Doležel J, Budak H., The physical map of wheat chromosome 5DS revealed gene duplications and small rearrangements, BMC Genomics 2015, 16:453