Eggplant origins: out of Africa, into the orient.

  title={Eggplant origins: out of Africa, into the orient.},
  author={Terri L. Weese and L. Bohs},
  • Terri L. Weese, L. Bohs
  • Published 2010
  • Biology
  • Taxon
  • The eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), also known as aubergine or brinjal, has been cultivated for centuries in the Old World and is currently a crop species of global importance. Despite this, hypotheses of eggplant evolution have been fraught with controversy. Previous conclusions have relied solely on morphological characters or have been based on insufficient taxonomic sampling, leading to conflicting opinions of the number of species, phylogenetic relationships, and patterns of domestication… CONTINUE READING
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