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Genetic study tackles mystery of slow plant domestications
April 17, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Did domesticating a plant typically take a few hundred or many thousands of years? Genetic studies often indicate that domestication traits have a fairly simple genetic basis, which should facilitate their rapid evolution under selection. On the other hand, recent archaeological studies of crop domestication have suggested a relatively slow spread and fixation of domestication traits. An article in "The Modern View of Domestication," a special issue of PNAS.Full Story
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