Researchers Unlock Secrets of Wheat Genome

Scientists analyzing the complex genome of bread wheat say they have identified characteristics that could help them make the crucial food crop more productive, nutritious and resistant to drought.

The research, published in the journal Nature, used a new strategy that compared wheat genome sequences to known grass genes, including rice and barley.

Researchers have made the decision to release the data quickly and share it freely in the public domain in the hope that scientists the world over can use it to devise new strains that are better able to cope with climate change, pests and other problems.

View the original article here: Researchers Unlock Secrets of Wheat Genome

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