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Team Led by IU Biologists Confirms Sunflower Domesticated in U.S., not Mexico

August 15, 2011

image of a sunflower New genetic evidence presented by a team led by Indiana University biology doctoral graduate Benjamin Blackman confirms the Eastern United States as the single geographic domestication site of modern sunflowers. Full Story

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