“Wheat is what is called a hexaploid, meaning it contains six duplicated copies of its genome.”
“Today 90% of the wheat grown in the world is hexaploid bread wheat.”
“The hexaploid species, A. colei ms, is widespread in the semiarid zone of northern Australia.”
“They are still sterile, but when treated with colchicine, as described above, these plantlets produce partially fertile hexaploid triticales (AABBRR).”
“Aegilops squarrosa (DD), it gave rise to the hexaploid wheats AABBDD.”
“Almost all work worldwide centers on hexaploid triticales.”
“So far, octoploids have been most valuable for improving hexaploid triticales.”
“Today, almost half of the spring hexaploid varieties released worldwide are derived from it either directly or indirectly.”
“Again chromosome doubling occurred, resulting in hexaploid wheat.”
“At CIMMYT in the 1970s, the crop's agronomic breakthroughs came from crosses between Armadillo (a hexaploid) and some newly created octoploid triticales, of which the Maya group were among the first.”
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