From Weed to Wheat - Trying to Feed the World!
SSE Faculty Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr. Aziz Mithani, Department of Biology
Date: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Venue: Smart Room, LUMS
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is one of the most important food crops and feeds more people than any other crop. We are using high-throughput sequencing and associated computational and statistical analyses to study the extent and precise nature of genetic variations that has led to the modern day bread wheat from wild grasses. We have identified over 120,000 new bases in the wheat transcriptome using partial sequences and next generation sequencing reads, and have identified genetic differences between wheat sub-genomes and the corresponding diploid progenitors.