Triticum aestivum (IWGSC)

Triticum aestivum cultivars

UK Wheat Lines

Five wheat lines chosen for their importance in breeding and research in the United Kingdom have been sequenced and displayed in Ensembl as part of our contribution to the Designing Future Wheat project. This includes Claire, Cadenza, Paragon, Robigus and Weebill.

These scaffold-level assemblies were sequenced at the Earlham Institute as part of the wheat pan genome. Sequencing was performed on an Illumina HiSeq 2500 instrument with a 2x250 bp read metric targeting 45x raw coverage of the amplification-free library and 25x coverage of a combination of mate-pair libraries with inserts sizes >7 Kbp. Between 44 and 51x paired-end genome coverage was generated per line. Contigging was performed using the w2rap-contigger using k=200. Two mate-pair libraries were produced for each line except Weebill, where five libraries were used. Mate-pairs were processed, filtered and used to scaffold contigs as described in the w2rap pipeline. Scaffolds less than 500bp were removed from the final assemblies. The K-mer Analysis Toolkit was used to validate scaffolds by generating a kmer histogram from the matrix of kmers shared between the paired-end reads and the scaffolds.

Genes were projected for all assemblies from the IWGSC RefSeq v1.1 annotation. De novo gene annotation is currently being worked on and will be added at a later stage.

CultivarScientific nameEnsembl AssemblyAccessionMore information
iconTriticum aestivum Cadenza
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Triticum aestivumEIv1.1GCA_902810645.1
iconTriticum aestivum Claire
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Triticum aestivumEIv1.1GCA_902810655.1
iconTriticum aestivum Paragon
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Triticum aestivumEIv1.1GCA_902810665.1
iconTriticum aestivum Robigus
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Triticum aestivumEIv1.1GCA_902810685.1
iconTriticum aestivum Weebill
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Triticum aestivumWeebilV1GCA_902810675.1

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