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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
David Konkin NRC-CNRC Canada

Project collaborators

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

Project funding

The 1A sequencing project is supported through the Canadian Triticum Advancement through Genomics (CTAG) programme.


One component of the Canadian project focused on wheat improvement is a contribution to the IWGSC’s goal through the generation of a high quality reference sequence for chromosome 1A of bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring. Minimal tile paths of BAC clones representing 1AS and 1AL have been selected from the physical maps generated as part of the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) and are being sequenced using Illumina sequencing platforms.