IT Farmer: 003 Autumn 2018

Sequencing the bread wheat genome w Farmer IT 022 l Autumn 2018 A group of more than 200 scientists from 20 different countries have sequenced the wheat genome in a bid to meet future food demands. Wheat genome finally seque bid to help meet future food The work will pave the way for the production of wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges, with higher yields, enhanced The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published on 17 August their work in the international journal Science a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. Crops

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