Most Accurate and Complete Wheat Genome to Date Has Been ReleasedApril 26, 2017
The most accurate and complete DNA analyses of the wheat genome to date has been reported in the journal Genome Research by a group of scientists at the John Innes Centre (JIC), in collaboration with colleagues at the Earlham Institute, The Sainsbury Laboratory, and the European Bioinformatics Institute.
The scientists have generated a new wheat whole-genome shotgun sequence assembly using a combination of optimized data types and an assembly algorithm designed to deal with large and complex genomes. The new assembly represents >78% of the genome with a scaffold N50 of 88.8 kb that has a high fidelity to the input data.
The team identified 104,091 high-confidence protein-coding genes and 10,156 noncoding RNA genes, and confirmed three known and identified one novel genome rearrangements. Their approach enables rapid and scalable assembly of wheat genomes, identification of structural variants, and definition of complete gene models, all powerful resources for trait analysis and breeding of this key global crop.
For more details, read the article at the JIC website, or read the open access article at Genome Research.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Updates on GM Crop Field Trials in Malawi
- African Women in Biosciences Call for Supportive Policies on Biotechnology
- FDA Extends Comment Period for Gene-edited Plants
- Research Team Identifies Genetic Target for Growing Hardier Plants Under Stress
- Gene that Influences Grain Yield Discovered
- High-yielding Biotech Seeds to Help Filipino Farmers to Export Corn
- Most Accurate and Complete Wheat Genome to Date Has Been Released
- OsCOL16 Represses Flowering in Rice
- Scientists Investigate Metabolic Changes in Genetic Modification of Resveratrol-enriched Rice
Beyond Crop Biotech
- New CRISPR Tool May Help Prevent Worst Genetic Diseases
- Researchers Release Genome Sequence of Green Microalga
- Online Course on Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance
- The Regulatory Implications of New Breeding Technologies
- Targeted Mutagenesis in Cotton using CRISPR-Cas9
- CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing in Polyploid Oilseed Rape
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (May 24, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (May 24, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: