IBSC : The International Barley Sequencing Consortium
Barley ranks fourth among the cereals in worldwide production and is widely cultivated in all temperate regions from the Arctic Circle to the tropics
The barley genome size is large, with 5.3 Gb, and it’s one of the largest in cereal crops and twice the size of the human genome. Barley is a true diploid. Highly collaborative international efforts have produced a substantial body of genetic and genomic resources.
The objective of the International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC) is to physically map and sequence the barley gene space, and an ordered physical map linked to the genetic map to accelerate crop improvement.