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Researchers have sequenced the genome of durum wheat, which is used to make pasta, Popular Science reports.

An international team of researchers generated a 10.45 gigabase assembly of the durum wheat genome. As they report in Nature Genetics, the researchers found that the durum wheat genome harbored multiple signatures linked with domestication and breeding.

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