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Landmark wheat genome discovery could shore up global food security – New Food

This research may help breeders identify favourable genes in wheat crops, meaning improved yield and pest resistance, among other benefits.



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Posted: 26 November 2020 | Joshua Minchin (New Food) | No comments yet
Project leader, Curtis Pozniak, compares the findings to locating a missing piece of your favourite puzzle, and hopes this will transform the way wheat is grown globally.
Scientists believe the genome sequencing will lead to higher wheat yields around the world.
An international team led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask) has sequenced the genomes for 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programmes around the world.

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