The genome

Barley in a fieldBackground

In the last two decades international collaboration among the scientific community has led to quantum changes in the biological knowledge and genetics resources for barley. In 2006 the International Barley Genome Sequencing Consortium was formed with representatives from principal researchers around the world.

Read more about the background and progress so far.

Field of barleyCurrent projects

There are three main targets of the UK Barley Sequencing Consortium presently in progress: the Barley Genome Browser, Genome assembly, variant discovery and annotation and Generation of an extensive transcriptome reference atlas.

Read more about current projects and how to use the data.

Ears of barleyFuture steps

Future Challenges lie in the area of barley genome annotation and database construction.

Read about future steps for the consortium.


Ear of barleyPublications

See scientific publications relating to barley genome sequencing.