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The WheatCAP project

The WheatCAP project was a consortium of most than 20 US breeders, the four USDA's small grians genotyping labs and GrainGenes, and extended between 2006 and 2009. The main objective of this project was to incorporate modern selection technologies to increase the competitiveness of public wheat breeding programs.

Since most of the new genomic information for wheat is publicly available, international competitiveness is determined by the speed of implementation of new and better technologies. This fact becomes both a challenge and an opportunity for those wheat breeding programs that have the expertise required to successfully utilize these technological advances.

This project received funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA-CSREES), through the National Research Initiative, CAP grant number 2006-55606-16629.

An Introduction to the project

You can find here lists of published papers, released germplasm and marker development

Following this link you can read more about the WheatCAP mapping populations

The three issues of the WheatCAP newsletter are available in pdf format: