Global collaboration is unlocking wheat’s genetic potential

In a paper published Nov. 25 in Nature, Kansas State University researchers, in collaboration with the international 10+ Genome Project announced the complete genome sequencing of 15 wheat varieties representing breeding programs around the world


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Poland and Crain receive 2020 Plant Genome Outstanding Paper Award

Plant Pathology associate professor, Jesse Poland and postdoctoral fellow Jared Crain received the inaugural 2020 Plant Genome Outstanding Paper Award for their publication “Combining high-throughput phenotyping and genomic information to increase prediction and selection accuracy in wheat breeding.” The journal selects one paper per year based on the work’s advancement of knowledge in the profession, effectiveness of […]


Mining wheat’s wild side for global food security

MANHATTAN — A Kansas State University wheat geneticist is receiving nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative, for two projects to improve the genetic diversity of wheat. Modern wheat is historically a genetically narrow species. Centuries of focused breeding to […]