NIAB MAGIC population resources

Contact: James Cockram

The NIAB Multi-parent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross wheat populations, or MAGIC, were created using BBSRC funding. Subsequent genotyping and phenotyping have been funded directly by NIAB.

This site contains information and files relevant to the NIAB Elite MAGIC and NIAB Diverse MAGIC populations.

In publications, please cite as:

NIAB Elite MAGIC: Mackay IJ, Bansept-Basler P, Barber T, Bentley AR, Cockram J, Gosman N,. Greenland AJ, Horsnell R, Howells R, O’Sullivan D, Rose GA, Howell P (2014) An eight-parent Multiparent Advanced Generation Inter-Cross population for winter-sown wheat: creation, properties and validation. G3: Genes| Genomes| Genetics, Volume 4, Issue 9, pages 1603-1610

NIAB Diverse MAGIC: Scott MF, Fradgley N, Bentley AR, Brabbs T, Corke F, Gardner KA, Horsnell R, Ladejobi O, Mackay IJ, Mott R, Cockram J (2022). Limited haplotype diversity underlies polygenic trait architecture across 70 years of wheat breeding. Genome Biology, volume 22, article 137. Doi:

Seed availability

Small numbers of seeds of each RIL can be supplied, subject to the cost of shipping (including any phytosanitary and other import charges) and a small charge for the cost of seed replacement. Download the NIAB Material Transfer Agreement, sign and date it, and return it to James Cockram at NIAB by email.

Files for downloading:



For all files, see Scott et al. (2022), doi: