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 ( http://aegilops.wheat.ucdavis.edu/ATGSP/). 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. These pseudomolecules were constructed from PacBio contigs anchored on CS BioNano genome maps. While short contigs are still not anchored and these pseudomolecules have not yet been annotated, they provide long, uninterrupted CS sequences which can be an asset to the wheat community. (November 2017)