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The Wheat Code Is Finally Cracked

The reference sequence of the genome of bread wheat, the world’s most widely cultivated crop, is published, announced the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium.
13-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wheat - A Key Crop for Food Security

This infographic highlights the importance of wheat for food security
26-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) annouced today the appointment of Ute Baumann, Hikmet Budak, and Etienne Paux as new Board members of the organization.
14-Jun-2018 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

Sébastien Praud, Biogemma Genetics and Genomics in Cereals team leader, has been appointed to the Board of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium.
18-Jul-2017 3:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wheat in the EU28

This infographic presents the latest numbers of wheat production, yield, cultivated area, value and consumption in the European Union.
2-Mar-2017 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Forrest Chumley Receives International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium Award

In January 2017, at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG) in San Diego, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) presented Forrest Chumley with a Certificate of Appreciation for his vision and 10 years of dedication to and...
22-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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A Few Facts About Wheat

This infographic presents key facts about wheat: production, cultivation, consumption, export value.
16-Feb-2017 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Wheat Sequencing Consortium Releases Key Resource to the Scientific Community

Following the January 2016 announcement of the production of a whole genome assembly for bread wheat, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), having completed quality control, is now making this breakthrough resource available...
13-Jun-2016 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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The IWGSC, with 2,400 members in 68 countries, is an international, collaborative consortium, established in 2005 by a group of wheat growers, plant scientists, and public and private breeders. The goal of the IWGSC is to make a high-quality genome sequence of bread wheat publicly available, in order to lay a foundation for basic research that will enable breeders to develop improved varieties. The IWGSC is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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