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Sequencing/genotyping the wheat genome

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In August 2010, Liverpool and Bristol, together with the John Innes Institute released sequence data covering ~95% of the wheat genome. In the two years since this public release, the sequences have been used by academic/industrial researchers to both understand the structure of the allohexaploid wheat genome and to develop new tools, which can be used to increase yield and profitability. In my talk I will discuss how the wheat genome might be changing under current selection pressures. In addition, I will also discuss our ongoing work, primarily directed at helping UK wheat breeders to generate the next generation of wheat varieties.

This talk is part of the Plant Sciences Departmental Seminars series.

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