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Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled

July 18, 2014 - A group of researchers who are part of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium has unveiled a genetic blueprint of wheat that may help guide the breeding of varieties that are more productive and more hardy.

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, formed in 2005 by a group of wheat growers, plant scientists and breeders, unveiled what they called a chromosome-based draft genome sequence of bread wheat, also known as common wheat.

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