Number of genes

Range 94,000 - 96,000 genes
Organism Bread wheat Triticum aestivum
Reference Brenchley et al., Analysis of the bread wheat genome using whole-genome shotgun sequencing. Nature. 2012 Nov 29 491(7426):705-10. doi: 10.1038/nature11650. p.706 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID23192148
Method "Using whole-genome 454 sequencing, [researchers] assembled gene sequences representing an essentially complete gene set, and a significant number were assigned to the A, B or D genome. Although the assemblies are fragmentary, they form a powerful framework for identifying genes, accelerating further genome sequencing and facilitating genome-scale analyses."
Comments "[Researchers] estimated the number of genes in the hexaploid wheat genome to range between 94,000 and 96,000 (Supplementary Information, section 2.10)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 105448