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NIAB UK wheat varieties pedigree

The wheat pedigree provides information on parentage, country of origin, year of use and breeding company for an extensive set of UK wheat varieties.

The following input files can be used with Helium software for visualising pedigrees which can be downloaded here.

The pedigree will be updated each year with new AHDB Recommended List varieties and we would welcome suggested edits and additions.

For further information please contact Nick Fradgley (, James Cockram ( or Keith Gardner (

To cite the resource in publications please use:

Fradgley N, Gardner KA, Cockram J, Elderfield J, Hickey JM, Howell P, et al. (2019) A large-scale pedigree resource of wheat reveals evidence for adaptation and selection by breeders. PLoS Biol 17(2): e3000071.

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