Complete Resequencing of 40 Genomes Reveals Domestication Events and Genes in Silkworm (Bombyx)

  title={Complete Resequencing of 40 Genomes Reveals Domestication Events and Genes in Silkworm (Bombyx)},
  author={Qingyou Xia and Y. Guo and Z. Zhang and D. Li and Z. Xuan and Z. Li and F. Dai and Y. Li and Daojun Cheng and R. Li and T. Cheng and T. Jiang and C{\'e}line Becquet and Xun Xu and C. Liu and Xingfu Zha and W. Fan and Y. Lin and Y. Shen and L. Jiang and J. Jensen and I. Hellmann and S. Tang and Ping Zhao and H. Xu and C. Yu and Guo-Jie Zhang and J. Li and Jianjun Cao and S. Liu and N. He and Y. Zhou and H. Liu and J. Zhao and C. Ye and Zhouhe Du and Guo-Qing Pan and Aichun Zhao and Haojing Shao and W. Zeng and Peijun Wu and C. Li and Minhui Pan and X. Yin and J. Wang and Huisong Zheng and W. Wang and X. Zhang and S. Li and H. Yang and C. Lu and Rasmus Nielsen and Zeyang Zhou and Z. Xiang},
  pages={433 - 436}
  • Qingyou Xia, Y. Guo, +55 authors J. Wang
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The Taming of the Silkworm Silkworms, Bombyx mori, represent one of the few domesticated insects, having been domesticated over 10,000 years ago. Xia et al. (p. 433, published online 27 August) sequenced 29 domestic and 11 wild silkworm lines and identified genes that were most likely to be selected during domestication. These genes represent those that enhance silk production, reproduction, and growth. Furthermore, silkworms were probably only domesticated once from a large progenitor… CONTINUE READING
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