An international research team including scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has reached a milestone on the way to unravelling the species wide genetic diversity of domesticated barley. With the complete genome sequencing of 20 diverse genotypes, the researchers completed the first step in decoding the genetic information of the entire species - the barley pan-genome. Scientists and breeders will greatly benefit from these new findings, which have today been published in the renowned magazine Nature.
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