Nottingham BBSRC Wheat Research Centre

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 Designing Future Wheat

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Designing Future Wheat (DFW) is a BBSRC funded institute strategic programme aimed to develop novel wheat germplasm characterised for the next generation of key traits for the wider plant community. DFW co-ordinates expertise in world-leading BBSRC institutes and university programmes and covers four major research themes within four separate work packages.

The Notts_WRC is part of work package three “Novel germplasm development” led by Dr. Simon Griffiths (JIC). At the University of Nottingham, wheat wild relative selections will be used to generate a set of lines carrying smaller homozygous introgressions - a long awaited first for wheat genetics and breeding. We aim to provide these lines as part of the breeders toolkit for distribution to the plant community and breeders.

DFW is a collaborative programme involving many partners:

 
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Nottingham BBSRC Wheat Research Centre

Department of Plant and Crop Science
The University of Nottingham
School of Biosciences
Sutton Bonington Campus
Leics, LE12 5RD

Tel: +44 (0) 115 951 6014

Email: sb-notts-WRC@nottingham.ac.uk