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Triticum aestivum (wheat) cultivars

  1. Are there any additional cultivars available alongside the Triticum aestivum (IWGSC) reference genome?

  2. Find the description of the wheat assembly. Which institute provided the assembly and annotations?

  3. How many coding and non-coding genes does the IWGSC assembly have?

  4. Are there any other species of the genus Triticum available in Ensembl? If so, which species are they?

  1. Go to Ensembl Plants and click on Triticum aestivum on the front page of Ensembl Plants to go to the species information page. Under the Genome assembly section of the species page, you will find the number of cultivars in wheat.

    There are 14 cultivars.

  2. Click on More information and statistics in the Genome assembly section and scroll down to the paragraph on Assembly.

    The assembly and annotations were generated by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC).

  3. Stay on the More information and statistics page. You can find some summary statistics on the right-hand side.

    The T. aestivum (IWGSC) assembly has 107,891 coding and 12,853 non-coding genes.

  4. Go to the Ensembl Plants homepage. Click on View full list of all species in the All genomes panel. Filter the table by entering Triticum in the text box on the top right-hand corner of the table.

    Besides T. aestivum are 4 other Triticum species available in Ensembl: Triticum dicoccoides (wild emmer wheat), Triticum spelta (spelt), Triticum turgidum (domesticated emmer wheat) and Triticum urartu (red wild einkorn wheat).