Decoding the oat genome

May 15th, 2023

CropLife Australia, Other, 11/05/2023
Highly restrictive gluten-free diets are often associated with lower intakes of whole-grains and soluble fibre, leading to higher rates of bowel cancer and heart disease. The first genetic mapping of the humble oat cereal could be a game changer for plant breeding and personalised nutrition, especially for sufferers of coeliac disease. […] Ground-breaking new research by the CSIRO, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Edith Cowan University and others has mapped the highly complex mosaic oat genome which could bring greater clarity to this complex issue.

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