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Researchers say they cracked complete genome of wheat


August 26, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — More than 200 researchers around the world have published a research article saying they finally cracked the complete genome of wheat after 13 years of work.

Kansas State University scientists, who collaborated with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium on the project, said in a news release that the work will pave the way for wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges with higher yields and better nutrition.

The research article published in the journal Science was authored by scientists from 73 research institutions in 20 countries. It pre...

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