RefSeq v1.0

RefSeq v1.0

A detailed description and an analysis of the first reference sequence of the bread wheat genome, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, was published in the international journal Science on 17 August 2018.

Project Description

The IWGSC RefSeq v1.0 is an integration of the IWGSC WGA v0.4 with IWGSC chromosome-based and other resources, including but not limited to:

  • Physical maps for all chromosomes;
  • Sequenced BACs for 8 chromosomes (1A, 1B, 3B, 3D, 6B, 7A, 7B, 7D) and partial MTP BAC sequences for 2 chromosome arms (4AL, 5BS);
  • MTP BAC WGPTM sequence tags for all chromosomes, except 3B;
  • BioNano optical maps (7A, 7B, 7DS);
  • Alignment to RH maps (D chromosomes); and
  • GBS map of the SynOp RIL population CsxRn genetic map (INRA)

Project Team Leader

Rudi Appels, Murdoch University, Australia


Main article

Companion articles


  • Odyssey of the IWGSC Reference Genome Sequence: 12 years 1 month 28 days 11 hours 10 minutes and 14 seconds - Slides
    Kellye Eversole, IWGSC
    16 March 2017, Plant Genomics and Gene Editing congress, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • The IWGSC Reference Genome Sequence - Slides
    Nils Stein, IPK Gatersleben
    14 January 2017, Plant and Animal Genome congress, San Diego, USA
  • The wheat genome sequence - Slides
    Nils Stein, IPK Gatersleben
    8 December 2016, International Wheat Congress, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Bread wheat whole genome sequence assembly - Slides
    Frédéric Choulet, INRA Clermont-Ferrand, GDEC
    7 October 2016, EPGV conference, Angers, France

Modification date: 16 August 2023 | Publication date: 11 December 2020 | By: ic