Genealogy of wine grape cultivars: ‘Pinot’ is related to ‘Syrah’

Abstract

Since the domestication of wild grapes ca 6000 years ago, numerous cultivars have been generated by spontaneous or deliberate crosses, and up to 10 000 are still in existence today. Just as in human paternity analysis, DNA typing can reveal unexpected parentage of grape cultivars. In this study, we have analysed 89 grape cultivars with 60 microsatellite… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sj.hdy.6800842

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