Another project leader had this to say: "Bread wheat is a complex hybrid, composed of the complete genomes of three closely relate grasses. This makes it very complex and large; in total it is almost five times bigger than the human genome". He added, "Because of this, we took a novel approach to analyzing the data and we have been successful in turning it into an accessible and useful resource that will accelerate breeding and the discovery of varieties with improved performance - for example better disease resistance and stress tolerance."
Scientists’ community has welcomed this study. A lead scientist said, "This newly published wheat genome will be a vital resource for researchers and crop breeders across the world in their efforts to maintain global food supplies.”
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