Decoding the wheat genome

Video produced by: FILM for SCIENCE in AGRICULTURE for Liverpool University

From Clare Kemp Producer, Director, FILM for SCIENCE in AGRICULTURE:

The wheat genome is five times larger than the human genome! A current wheat project at Liverpool University has developed new laboratory and bioinformatics techniques to analyze genetic differences between wheat varieties with the aim of breeding better, hardier and more productive lines.

Over the next half century global food production needs to double without destroying environments, so these kinds of genetic tools will likely to be key to the success of 21st century agriculture.

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