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  • Common Name - CommonWheat (13)
  • Family: Poaceae or Graminae -- Grass family
  • Subfamily: Pooideae
  • Tribe: Triticeae
  • Genus Triticum L. -- wheat
  • Species Triticum aestivum
  • *2005 World Production - 623,283,035 Metric Ton
  • *2005 World Harvest - Ha
  • **Genome Size 16,500 Mb
  • Chromosome number : 7
  • 2n = 6X = 42
  • Photosynthetic pathway: C3
   
Photo by Tim McCabe, 1982
Courtesy NRCS

* Data obtained from FAOSTAT 2006(16)
** Data obtained from (20)

For more information, see also: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/cande/pages.dir/wheat.html
For Wheat Genome facts, see also www.tigr.org/tdb/e2k1/tae1/info.shtml
For
World Wheat production and Consumption tables from CIMMYT

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