The Wheat Genome Is Five Times Bigger than the Human Genome

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The wheat genome is divided into 21 chromosomes and has a triple set of chromosomes – in total almost 100,000 genes. (iStock.com/Schad1953)

Scientists at the University of Zurich, together with international research partners, have been able to sequence the complete genome of common wheat for the first time. The information will enable more effective measures to be taken to combat pests and climate stress in wheat.

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