Fruit Quality Traits Have Played Critical Roles in Domestication of the Apple

@inproceedings{Khan2014FruitQT,
  title={Fruit Quality Traits Have Played Critical Roles in Domestication of the Apple},
  author={Muhammad Awais Khan and Kenneth M Olsen and Valpuri Sovero and Mosbah M. Kushad and Schuyler S. Korban},
  year={2014}
}
With its long history of cultivation, the domesticated apple, Malus × domestica Borkh., is an excellent model for studying domestication in long-lived perennial plants. As apples have been transported from their center of origin in the Tian Shan region in central Asia and moved along the famous Silk Road trading path, they have undergone selection for distinct phenotypic traits. In this study, a high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping assay is used to investigate… CONTINUE READING