Mapping the Wheat Genome


Research by MSI PI James Anderson (professor, Agronomy and Plant Genetics) is featured in a recent article on Professor Anderson is doing genetic research to find varieties of wheat that are resistance to Fusarium head blight and other diseases. This work uses mapping and genotyping software available through MSI. The Anderson group’s work was featured on the MSI website in June 2016: Identifying Rust Resistance Genes in Wheat.

The Wired article also quotes Professor Dan Voytas, an MSI PI from the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development and Director of the Center for Precision Plant Genomics. Professor Voytas uses MSI for high-throughput DNA sequencing.

The article can be found on the website: After 13 Years, Scientists Finally Map the Massive Wheat Genome.