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The goat grass genome’s role in wheat improvement

Nature Plantsvolume 4pages5658 (2018) | Download Citation

The recently published reference genome of Aegilops tauschii provides new insights into the originator of the D genome donor of hexaploid wheat. This will be a foundation for exploring the genomic diversity underpinning adaptive traits in wheat, and ultimately advance wheat improvement efforts.

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The authors thank R. A. McIntosh, University of Sydney, for the critical review of the manuscript. We acknowledge financial support from Wheat Molecular Design Program (2016YFD0101802) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (31550110212).

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  1. Institute of Crop Science, CAAS, Beijing, China

    • Awais Rasheed
    •  & Zhonghu He
  2. CIMMYT, CAAS, Beijing, China

    • Awais Rasheed
    •  & Zhonghu He
  3. Grains Research & Development Corporation, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

    • Francis C. Ogbonnaya
  4. CSIRO, Agriculture and Food, Canberra, ACT, Australia

    • Evans Lagudah
  5. Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

    • Rudi Appels

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