Future of wheat rooted in ancient ancestry

AGRICULTURE Victoria scientists have traced the genetic origins of wheat for bread making back almost 10,000 years in research that could help safeguard the popular cereal crop against climate change.

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Researchers have been busy discovering the genetic past of wheat.

The world-first research, published in the genetics journal Nature Genetics this week, used genome-wide data to track historical gene flow from wild emmer, a founding wheat plant ancestor.

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