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In Science this week, international research teams reports the construction and analyses of a fully annotated reference genome for bread wheat. In one study, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) publishes the first high-quality fully annotated reference genome sequence of the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring, providing the location and organization of over 107,000 genes and more than 4 million markers across all of the variety's 21 chromosomes.

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