Fine mapping of the wheat genome- one step closer to gluten free wheat
Sep. 6, 2018 7:56 AM
The bread wheat genome is very complex because it originates from 3 different strains. It has 21 chromosomes which is 3 times as many as humans. Because of this it has been challenging to pinpoint in detail where genes that code different proteins are. Through a massive, international collaborative effort, the entire genome of bread wheat has now been mapped. This makes it possible to in the future develop wheat strains that lack certain proteins, including the gluten proteins that are harmful for celiac disease patients.
Publication in Nature Methods by PhD student Ida Lindeman and colleagues
Aug. 6, 2018 9:36 PM
PhD student Ida Lindeman has performed part of her PhD work in Cambridge, Sarah Teichmann's laboratory, as part of a researcher exchange program to develop world leading research at UiO. Her work has now been published in Nature Methods.