🎧 What exactly is wheat? | Our Daily Bread | Eat This Podcast

Listened to What exactly is wheat? | Our Daily Bread 04 by Jeremy Cherfas from Eat This Podcast

Modern bread wheat contains more than five times more DNA than people, in a much more complicated arrangement. As a result, it has taken a fair old while to decode wheat‚Äôs genome. Having done so, though, the DNA confirms what plant scientists have long suspected ‚ÄĒ that bread wheat is the result of two separate occasions on which an ancestor of wheat crossed with a goat grass. The DNA also tells us when those crosses might have happened.

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