Wheat is the second most important food crop in the developing world. It’s not just in pasta, either. Wheat is found in more food than you can imagine (1). Like corn and soy, we need it, and lots of it. But, contrary to what you may think, GMO wheat is not sold or used. In fact, although seed companies have… Read more »
A global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine. Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being… Read more »
Australian researchers have made a discovery in bread wheat that promises to ‘shake the foundations’ of wheat gene research and open up big opportunities for wheat breeders across the world.
India has set a three-year target to sequence the wheat genome and procure better quality variety, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has said. A French group that started sequencing before 2005 has been successful in doing it for one chromosome, it said. “All other partners of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium including India target to complete the… Read more »