Taking a Slice at the Wheat Genome

By Elizabeth Pennisi

Science – Considered by some to be the Mount Everest of crop genomes, the challenging wheat genome is close to being scaled. An international team has produced a draft of wheat’s DNA sequence, one that identifies many of its genes and has made possible the identification of thousands of potential genetic changes that could improve this key crop.”A tremendous resource for wheat improvement and plant genetics has been developed,” says Jeffrey Bennetzen, a plant geneticist at the University of Georgia, Athens, who was not involved with the work………. << Access the complete article<<

Source and Photo: Science, November 28th, 2012
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