Convergent domestication of cereal crops by independent mutations at corresponding genetic Loci.

@article{Paterson1995ConvergentDO,
  title={Convergent domestication of cereal crops by independent mutations at corresponding genetic Loci.},
  author={Andrew H. Paterson and Yi Ru Lin and Zhijian Li and Keith F. Schertz and John Doebley and Shannon R. M. Pinson and Songyong Liu and James W. Stansel and James E. Irvine},
  journal={Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={269 5231},
  pages={1714-8}
}
Independent domestication of sorghum, rice, and maize involved convergent selection for large seeds, reduced disarticulation of the mature inflorescence, and daylength-insensitive flowering. These similar phenotypes are largely determined by a small number of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) that correspond closely in the three taxa. The correspondence of these QTLs transcends 65 million years of reproductive isolation. This finding supports models of quantitative inheritance that invoke… CONTINUE READING
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