Monsanto has acquired the assets of WestBred LLC, expanding its seeds and traits platform to include wheat. WestBred, owned indirectly by Barkley Seed, is a private wheat germplasm company in the United States, with germplasm assets in all classes of wheat. The transaction will give WestBred access to Monsanto's technology platforms. Researchers will apply Monsanto's breeding tools to develop varieties using WestBred's germplasm.