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During the U.S. government shutdown, GrainGenes will remain available, however it will NOT be maintained or updated (including the pages on,, and sites). The personnel will not be able to respond to queries. The sites on the GrainGenes platform will remain open, but some links may be broken, or the site may become unavailable due to technical issues.

We will resume our services as soon as possible once funding for the U.S. government has been restored.

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.