Wheat genomics resources are developed as part of our involvement in the consortium Triticeae Genomics For Sustainable Agriculture, funded by the BBSRC, and led by TGAC.

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About Aegilops tauschii

Aegilops tauschii (goatgrass) is the diploid progenitor of the bread wheat D-genome, providing important evolutionary information for wheat. The bread wheat genome is a hexaploid, resulting from the hybridization of the wild A. tauschii with a cultivated tetraploid wheat, Triticum turgidum. This spontaneous event occured about 8,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent.

Taxonomy ID 37682

Data source BGI

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

More about this genebuild

Download genes, cDNAs, ncRNA, proteins - FASTA - GFF3

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

More about comparative analyses

Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor


Links (Aegilops tauschii)

  • GigaDB
  • ENA study: SRP002455: Discovery of SNPs and genome-specific mutations by comparative analysis of transcriptomes of hexaploid wheat and its diploid ancestors
  • ENA study: DRP000562: RNASeq from seedling leaves of Aegilops tauschii
  • TREP, the Triticeae Repeat Sequence Database

Links (Triticum aestivum)

  • MIPS Wheat Genome Database
  • ENA study ERP000319: 454 pyrosequencing of the Triticum aestivum (bread wheat) genome to 5X coverage
  • Triticum aestivum UniGene cluster sequences at NCBI
  • Triticum aestivum ESTs at ENA

About this species