Allelochemicals targeted to balance competing selections in African agroecosystems

@article{Wu2019AllelochemicalsTT,
  title={Allelochemicals targeted to balance competing selections in African agroecosystems},
  author={Yuye Wu and Tingting Guo and Qi Mu and Jinyu Wang and Xin Li and Yun Wu and Bin Tian and Ming Li Wang and Guihua Bai and Ramasamy Perumal and Harold N. Trick and Scott R. Bean and Ismail M Dweikat and Mitchell R. Tuinstra and Geoffrey P. Morris and Tesfaye T. Tesso and Jianming Yu and Xianran Li},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  year={2019},
  volume={5},
  pages={1229 - 1236}
}
Among major cereals domesticated as staple food, only sorghum has a high proportion of cultivars with condensed tannins in grain, which can trigger bitter taste perception in animals by binding to type 2 taste receptors (TAS2Rs). Here, we report the completion of uncovering of a pair of duplicate recessive genes (Tannin1 and Tannin2) underlying tannin presence. Three loss-of-function alleles from each gene were identified in non-tannin sorghum desired as palatable food. Condensed tannins… 

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