Scientists at the University of Liverpool are working to decode DNA modifications, known as ‘epigenetic marks’, in the wheat genome to understand its impact on crop variation.
Leading an international consortium of scientists from Cold Spring harbor laboratory in the U.S., Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany, and the John Innes Institute, U.K., the Liverpool team will work with crop breeders to apply the findings to current national and international wheat breeding programs.
Liverpool scientists decoded the wheat genome in 2012, which has since enabled new levels of precision breeding for this globally important food source.
More information is available here: