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Durum Wheat (cv. Svevo) RefSeq Release 1.0 at GrainGenes

In collaboration with the International Durum Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, GrainGenes is releasing the Durum Wheat (cv. Svevo) RefSeq Rel. 1.0 and its annotations.

The manuscript for the Svevo genome reference is published in Nature Genetics (link). Please cite the manuscript for your publications.

All IWGSC reference sequence resources now publicly available

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium is pleased to announce that all data related to the reference sequence of bread wheat, IWGSC RefSeq v1.0, are available without restriction.

You can reach the Science article for the assembly here.

The following resources are now publicly available, without registration, at the IWGSC Data Repository hosted by URGI-INRA:

A new mobile app for plant breeding and genetics : Verify

Researchers at Kansas State University and Cornell University have developed and released an Android application called “Verify” that will help plant breeders by decreasing the amount of time and energy it takes to manage samples and seed stocks. Verify makes integrating and utilizing barcodes a simple process by combining an intuitive interface with a new barcode processing library.

Triticum aestivum Chinese Spring pseudomolecules now available for BLAST on the NSF-IOS-1238231 Project site

The National Science Foundation-funded NSF-IOS-1238231 project has released unmasked pseudomolecules (v1.0) of T. aestivum Chinese Spring (CS). They are available for BLAST searches at the project website ( The BLAST input portal is at the DATA page link at this URL. (The download function is still under construction.) Successful searches will return alignments including coordinates of the target sequences on the pseudomolecules.