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Fiendish Wheat Genome Reveals Grain's History


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Wheat

The staple that provides one-fifth of the world's calorie intake has an unusually intricate genome, due in part to its history of domestication.

Credit: Herve Cochard/INRA

A draft genome sequence of wheat promises to speed efforts to breed new types of one of the world's most important crops — and to reveal the tangled genomic history of an ancient staple.

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