An overview of wheat genome sequencing and its implications for crop improvement

@article{Muthamilarasan2014AnOO,
  title={An overview of wheat genome sequencing and its implications for crop improvement},
  author={Mehanathan Muthamilarasan and Manoj Prasad},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={93},
  pages={619-622}
}
Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) serves as the staple food for 30% of the global population and is a rich source of proteins, minerals and other essential nutrients. But global warming is posing a serious threat to wheat productivity worldwide, and of note, wheat is extremely sensitive to heat, where ±2◦C temperature variation has resulted in 50% decrease in wheat production (Asseng et al. 2011). Rise in greenhouse gases inflicts a steady increase in global temperature which has been projected to… CONTINUE READING