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Wheat genome sequenced

Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists working as part of an international team have completed a shotgun sequencing of the wheat genome, a paper published in the journal Nature reported today. The achievement is expected to increase wheat yields, help feed the world and speed up development of wheat varieties with enhanced nutritional value.


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