Sunday, April 30, 2017

Scientists Sequence Barley Genome


More information on barley:

Barley is a type of grain that was amongst the first plants domesticated by humans.  Barley is a staple crop in many areas of the world, while also being one of the main ingredients of several alcoholic beverages.  Thanks to the work of a large group of scientists, the entire genome of barley has been sequenced.  This will allow for more variations of barley to be produced.  In addition, the project will also increase our understanding of other cereal crops.

I was surprised by the this news, as I didn't know that barley was currently being sequenced.  I can imagine that, since barley has been sequenced, that more types of grain will be sequenced in the future.  Personally, I am interested in seeing what genes these species would have in common.  It will also be interesting to see what new varieties of barley are produced as a result of this research.


  1. This is a good article to read I also read this before and the new discovery to read genes never before read makes this new ground for research and there is potential for more discoveries to emerge from this. Stay tuned because I feel like more ground breaking discoveries are coming soon!

  2. This was an interesting article to read! I never knew that barley was used to make alcoholic beverages.

  3. Good Post! Transgenic barley super beer in the future?