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Targeted chromosomes

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Project team

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Naser Poursarebani poursarebaniSPAMFILTER@ipk-gatersleben.de IPK Germany
Uwe Scholz scholzSPAMFILTER@ipk-gatersleben.de IPK Germany
Nils Stein steinSPAMFILTER@ipk-gatersleben.de IPK Germany

Project collaborators

First nameLast nameEmailInstitutionCountry
Jaroslav Dolezel dolezelSPAMFILTER@ueb.cas.cz IEB Czech Republic
Klaus Mayer k.mayerSPAMFILTER@helmholtz-muenchen.de MIPS Germany
Thomas Nussbaumer thomas.nussbaumerSPAMFILTER@helmholtz-muenchen.de MIPS Germany
Herco van Liere herco.van-liereSPAMFILTER@keygene.com KeyGene The Netherlands
Hanneke Witsenboer hanneke.witsenboerSPAMFILTER@keygene.com KeyGene The Netherlands

Project funding

This project was funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research. In addition to the BMBF funding, KeyGene has provided significant in-kind contributions to the 6A physical mapping project.


The 6A physical mapping effort is a sub-project of the broader TRITEX project that includes barley and is coordinated by Nils Stein.

Physical maps for 6AS and 6AL have been assembled using LTC from whole genome profile (WGP) sequence tags of 18,820 (6AS) and 17,309 (6AL) BACs from chromosome arm libraries developed in the lab of J. Dolozel (IEB, Czech Republic) (see here or here ). The assemblies contain 293 and 545 contigs (> 5 BACs), respectively, covering over 100% of the estimated lengths of the chromosome arms.


Whole-genome profiling and shotgun sequencing delivers an anchored, gene-decorated, physical map assembly of bread wheat chromosome 6A. Poursebani, N., Nussbaumer, T., Šimkova, H., Witsenboer, H., van Oeveren, J., Mayer, K.F.X., N. Stein, Schnurbusch, T. Plant Journal 2014 79:334-347. Doi: 10.1111/tpj.12550