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The barley genome has 5.3 billion bases (letters of genetic code) – this makes it almost twice the size of the human genome. This is the first complex grass genome to be sequenced and annotated.

Our DNA is made of four bases – A (adenine), T (thymine), C (cytosine) and G (guanine). There are around three billion of these bases in the whole human genome.


Researchers have sequenced the whole of the human genome – if you typed out the sequence at 60 words a minute for 8 hours a day it would take you about 50 years to finish.

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