NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from the US, UK, and Germany have sequenced, assembled, and started to analyze an extensive set of genes for bread wheat, Triticum aestivum, en route to a full genome sequence for the plant.

"This work moves us one step closer to a comprehensive and highly detailed genome sequence for bread wheat," co-author Jan Dvorak, a plant sciences researcher at the University of California, Davis, said in a statement, "which, along with rice and maize, is one of the three pillars on which the global food supply rests."

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