Annual Wheat Newsletter - Volume 67

Annual Wheat Newsletter - Volume 67

Volume 67 of the Annual Wheat Newsletter was published on 1 September 2021 and includes a report on the IWGSC activities.

2.1: New versions of the bread wheat reference sequence assembly and annotation.

As for many around the world, the IWGSC activities were impacted by the closure of laboratories in 2020 and the ongo- ing inability to travel, meet, and network due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, the Consortium was able to make some progress.

In April 2021, a revised version of the reference wheat genome, IWGSC RefSeq v2.1, was made available to the com- munity at the IWGSC data repository hosted by URGI-INRAE. The genome assembly of Triticum aestivum cv. Chinese Spring (IWGSC RefSeq v1.0) was revised using whole-genome, optical maps and contigs assembled from whole-genome- shotgun (WGS) PacBio SMRT reads.

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Modification date: 16 August 2023 | Publication date: 30 September 2021 | By: ic