wheat genome


a: wheat genome ~
b: solving a jigsaw puzzle


"The bread wheat is a difficult organism to sequence because its genome is large - about six times the size of the human genome - and it is difficult to assemble because of its unusual ancestry. It is hexaploid, containing six sets of chromosomes derived from three different ancestors. In other words, assembling the bread wheat genome is like solving a jigsaw puzzle made up of three similar, but different sets of jigsaw puzzles."

Writer: Joy Yang
Date: Aug 20 2018 10:59 PM

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