Genomic data from Aegilops tauschii - The Progenitor of Wheat D Genome

J Jia, S Zhao, W He, Y Tao, C Zhang, C Gao, D Li, L Mao & J Wang
A spontaneous hybridization of the wild diploid grass Aegilops tauschii (2n=14, DD) with cultivated tetraploid wheat Triticum turgidum (2n=4x=28, AABB) 8,000~10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent resulted in the bread wheat (Triticum aestivum; 2n=6x=42, AABBDD), one of the earliest cultivated crops in modern agriculture. We sequenced the 4.36-gigabase (Gb) genome of Ae. tauschii by generating ~90x genome coverage of short reads from a series of libraries with various insert sizes. The assembled scaffolds of...