Benedict Coombes helps develop exotic wheat DNA that could help breed ‘climate-proof’ crops

Benedict Coombes, an NRPDTP student based at the Earlham Institute, has helped develop an exotic wheat DNA that could help in the breeding of ‘climate-proof’ crops.

The work, which was undertaken in collaboration with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has been published in the journal Communications Biology. You can read the full paper here. For more details about the study, you can visit the Earlham Institute website.


Photo credit: CIMMYT. Wheat trial fields at CIMMYT in Sonora, Mexico.