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IWGSC : The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium

Sequencing the wheat genome has long been considered an insurmountable challenge, due to the high complexity of the wheat genome. But improving average wheat yields has become a major objective with genome sequencing as its prerequisite. The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) was created in 2005 by a group of wheat growers, plant scientists, and public and private breeders to change this paradigm. Today, the international public-private collaborative consortium has more than 1,500 members in 60 countries. The goal of the IWGSC is to make a high quality genome sequence of the bread wheat cv. Chinese Spring publicly available, in order to serve as a foundation for the accelerated development of improved varieties and to empower all aspects of basic and applied wheat science.


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Evolutionary dynamics of genes controlling meiotic recombination in polyploid crop plants (DUPLIC)

Evolutionary dynamics of genes controlling meiotic recombination in polyploid crop plants (DUPLIC)


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Breedwheat : Developing new wheat varieties for sustainable agriculture

Developing new wheat varieties for sustainable agriculture.


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Controling Recombination rate for pOlyploid Crop improvement (CROC)

Controling Recombination rate for pOlyploid Crop improvement (CROC)


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PAGE : Plant and Animal Genome Evolution

Plant and Animal Genome Evolution (PAGE)


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Positional cloning of the SrWLR locus involved in the wheat stem rust resistance

The project is developed in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr Maricellis Acevedo (North Dakota State University) as part of Jason Zurn PhD thesis.

The project's objective is to characterize the SrWLR locus, responsible for stem rust resistance in wheat.


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Identification and sequencing of the asparagine synthetase genes in Durum Wheat

Identification and sequencing of the asparagine synthetase genes in Durum Wheat


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Functional genomics of the wheat-Fusarium interaction

Functional genomics of the wheat-Fusarium interaction


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Identification of the genomic region responsible for the resistance to the leaf rust in the weat variety Sinvalocho MA using non gridded BAC library.

Identification of the genomic region responsible for the resistance to the leaf rust in the weat variety Sinvalocho MA using non gridded BAC library.


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Construction of a BAC library of the tetraploid species T. dicoccoides

Collaboration with the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of Novosibirsk in Russia in order to construct a BAC library of the tetraploid species T. dicoccoides.


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Screening of wheat genomic BAC libraries with specific primers for the TdDRF1 (Triticum durum Dehydration responsive Factor 1) gene

Drought is one of the most severe abiotic stresses limiting crop productivity and our understanding, at the molecular level, of crop response to water stress is further increasing.


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