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Creating Resynthesised Wheat

The resynthesis wheat (SHWs) programme at NIAB recreates the original rare hybridisation events that happened in the Middle East 10,000 years ago between an ancient wheat and wild grass species which provides the genetic basis for today’s modern wheat (Triticum aestivum) varieties.

Here NIAB researcher Richard Horsnell summarises the SHW programme in a short animated video from Animation Studio