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Current advances in genome sequencing of common wheat and its ancestral species

Author:
Shi, Xiaoli, Ling, Hong-Qing
Source:
The crop journal 2018 v.6 no.1 pp. 15-21
ISSN:
2214-5141
Subject:
Triticum aestivum, chromosomes, diploidy, food crops, sequence analysis, tetraploidy, wheat
Abstract:
Common wheat is an important and widely cultivated food crop throughout the world. Much progress has been made in regard to wheat genome sequencing in the last decade. Starting from the sequencing of single chromosomes/chromosome arms whole genome sequences of common wheat and its diploid and tetraploid ancestors have been decoded along with the development of sequencing and assembling technologies. In this review, we give a brief summary on international progress in wheat genome sequencing, and mainly focus on reviewing the effort and contributions made by Chinese scientists.
Agid:
5916214