The 10+ Wheat Genomes Project is a global partnership that leverages collaborative expertise and funding with the aim to characterize the wheat ‘pan genome’, with an emphasis on applied breeding. The partnership will generate multiple high-quality wheat genome assemblies and develop strategies and resources to compare multiple wheat genome sequences from around the globe. In addition to assembled genomes, it will also generate annotated gene models based on electronic prediction and experimental transcriptome data. This research partnership will also build the most comprehensive functional analysis of the ‘pan genome’, by comparing gene expression networks throughout plant development.

The 10+ Wheat Genomes Project is community driven and supports the release of data to advance wheat science. As a public service, we make preliminary chromosome-scale sequence assemblies publicly available prior to scientific publication. We wish to provide a balance between early public access and the justified interest and obligation of contributing scientists to reserve a reasonable period of time to publish results. By accessing these data, you agree to not publish any articles containing genome wide analyses of these data, or parts thereof, prior to a publication describing comprehensive genome analyses (reserved analyses) by the 10+ Genomes Project Consortium. Users also recognize that these pre-publication data are preliminary and may contain errors, and therefore do not constitute the final dataset.

Reserved analyses include the identification of complete (whole genome) sets of genomic features including gene families, regulatory elements, repeat structures, large-scale structural variants, patterns of genome-wide polymorphisms and selection or any other genome feature, and whole-genome or chromosome-scale comparisons with other species and among wheat varieties. The projected timeline for completion of our analysis is the Fall of 2019. Scientific users are free to publish papers dealing with analysis of specific genes using the draft sequence data.

The data may be freely downloaded and used by all who respect the conditions of the 10+ Genomes Project outlined in the previous paragraphs. By downloading these data, you agree to these conditions. Until the data is published, sequence assemblies (provided as FASTA files) should not be redistributed without written permission from the principle investigators of the respective projects (see the list of members, http://www.10wheatgenomes.com/members/). We prefer that potential users of this data contact the project leader Curtis Pozniak by email (curtis.pozniak@usask.ca) and describe their planned analysis to ensure that proposed usage of our sequence assemblies are not Reserved Analyses or conflict with data analysis that is already ongoing.