Analysis of bread wheat pangenome reveals significant variation in the number of genes among different varieties

Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is undoubtedly the most important plant species and a major contributor to feed humanity. In recent years, significant progress has been made in our understanding of the Triticum aestivum genome, as in 2014, draft version of the sequenced genome of the bread wheat var. Chinese Spring …

Researchers at Iowa State University reveal genetic mechanism controlling plant growth and response to drought in plants

A research team from the Iowa State University led by Yanhai Yin, professor of genetics, developmental biology and cell biology recently published article in Nature Communications revealing genetic mechanism controlling plant development and response to drought. According to the researchers, the two processes are linked and often plants slow down …