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Genomic Strategies to Improve Wheat Breeding in Canada

Targeted chromosomes

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

Project team

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Pierre Hucl pierre.huclSPAMFILTER@usask.ca University of Saskatchewan Canada
Andrew Sharpe NRC-PBI Canada
Dean Spaner University of Alberta Canada
Mark Jordan Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada CRC Canada
Curt McCartney Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada CRC Canada
Ron Knox Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada SPARC Canada
Harpinder Randhawa Agrculture and Agri-Food Canada LRC Canada
Faouzi Bekkaoui NRC-PBI Canada
Viktoriya Galushko University of Regina Canada
Richard Gray University of Saskatchewan Canada

Project collaborators

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Hikmet Budak budakSPAMFILTER@sabanciuniv.edu Sabanci University Turkey
Beat Keller bkellerSPAMFILTER@botinst.uzh.ch University of Zurich Switzerland


One component of this project will be to generate a high quality sequence for chromosome 1A of bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring using a combination of Roche 454/Illumina sequencing platforms. This activity is a contribution by Canada to the IWGSC's goal of achieving a reference sequence of bread wheat.