Genetics and geography of wild cereal domestication in the near east

@article{Salamini2002GeneticsAG,
  title={Genetics and geography of wild cereal domestication in the near east},
  author={Francesco Salamini and Hakan {\"O}zkan and Andrea Brandolini and Ralf Sch{\"a}fer-Pregl and William J. Martin},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={429-441}
}
About 12,000 years ago, humans began the transition from hunter-gathering to a sedentary, agriculture-based society. From its origins in the Near East, farming expanded throughout Europe, Asia and Africa, together with various domesticated plants and animals. Where, how and why agriculture originated is still debated. But newer findings, on the basis of genome-wide measures of genetic similarity, have traced the origins of some domesticated cereals to wild populations of naturally occurring… 

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