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Oat genome — sequence of a superfood

The analysis of the 11-gigabase, hexaploid oat genome reveals a mosaic chromosome structure with complex rearrangements related to polyploidization. The high-quality oat reference genome will facilitate the molecular identification of health food traits and the implementation of genomics-based oat breeding.

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Krattinger, S.G., Keller, B. Oat genome — sequence of a superfood. Nat. Plants 8, 602–603 (2022).

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