USask Crop Scientists Help Crack the Durum Wheat Genome

USask Crop Scientists Help Crack the Durum Wheat Genome

Press Release

University of Saskatchewan (USask) researchers played a key role in an international consortium that has sequenced the entire genome of durum wheat—the source of semolina for pasta, a food staple for the world’s population, according to an article published today in Nature Genetics.

Funding was provided by CREA; CNR and the Italian Ministry of Education University and Research Flagship Project InterOmics; Genome Canada and Genome Prairie; Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture; Western Grains Research Foundation; Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission; Alberta Wheat Commission; Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Commission; University of Bologna; Israel Science Foundation; IPK Gatersleben; and the Montana Plant Science Endowment.

The MWBGA is proud to assist in funding this research.

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