Aegilops tauschii reference genome sequence now available for BLAST on the NSF-IOS-1238231 Project site

Aegilops tauschii is the wild species that contributed the D genome to bread wheat and this National Science Foundation-funded project has released the reference sequence of its genome. Masked and unmasked pseudomolecules of Ae. tauschii acc. AL8/78 and a database of complete transposable elements annotated in the Ae. tauschii genome are available for BLAST and JBrowse searches at the project website ( The BLAST input portal is at the DATA page link at this website. BLAST output gives query/target alignments indicating pseudomolecule and coordinates of the target sequence. The latter can be used to zoom in on the relevant portion of the JBrowse track of choice (high-confidence genes, low-confidence genes, transposable elements, etc.). (November 3, 2017)

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Posted on 11/3/2017.