Durum roll, please
Wheat has an absurdly large and complicated genome, which scientists have finally cracked. That should make it much easier to breed new varieties of one of the world's most important crops.
Scientists announced last week that they have finally cracked the wheat genome. This is incredibly exciting news — and could have a positive impact on global food security:
"In technical lingo, that’s a hexaploid genome. In simpler terms, it’s a gigantic pain in the ass." lol
With 16 billion letters and three pairs of every chromosome, the wheat genome is one of the most complex known to science. But scientists have finally cracked it, with important implications for crop varieties and global food security 🌱
Laborous & costly sequencing effort: “After 14 years, around $75 million, and a few incomplete drafts, the team has now published the nearly complete genome of a wheat variety...”
International consortium finally sequences whole wheat genome. 🍞 “In technical lingo, that’s a hexaploid genome. In simpler terms, it’s a gigantic pain in the ass.” By for
Scientists finally crack wheat’s absurdly complex genome. 👏 #Wheat #Genome #WheatDNA
Scientists Finally Crack Wheat’s Absurdly Complex Genome