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Analysis of the bread wheat genome using whole-genome shotgun sequencing

Published on Nov 1, 2012in Nature43.07
· DOI :10.1038/nature11650
Rachel Brenchley6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Liverpool),
Manuel Spannagl29
Estimated H-index: 29
+ 26 AuthorsNeil Hall57
Estimated H-index: 57
(University of Liverpool)
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Abstract
Sequencing of the hexaploid bread wheat genome shows that it is highly dynamic, with significant loss of gene family members on polyploidization and domestication, and an abundance of gene fragments.
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