Genome re-sequencing reveals the history of apple and supports a two-stage model for fruit enlargement

  title={Genome re-sequencing reveals the history of apple and supports a two-stage model for fruit enlargement},
  author={Naibin Duan and Yang Bai and Honghe Sun and Nan Wang and Yumin Ma and Mingjun Li and Xin Wang and C. F. Jiao and Noah Legall and Linyong Mao and Sibao Wan and Kun Wang and Tianming He and Shouqian Feng and Zongying Zhang and Zhiquan Mao and Xiang Shen and Xiaoliu Chen and Yuanmao Jiang and Shujing Wu and Chengmiao Yin and Shunfeng Ge and Long Yang and Shenghui Jiang and Haifeng Xu and Jingxuan Liu and Deyun Wang and Changzhi Qu and Yicheng Wang and Weifang Zuo and Lijuan Xiang and Chang Liu and Diwei Zhang and Yuan Gao and Yimin Sharon Xu and Kenong Xu and Thomas Chao and Gennaro Fazio and Huairui Shu and Gan-yuan Zhong and Lailiang Cheng and Zhangjun Fei and Xuesen Chen},
  booktitle={Nature Communications},
Human selection has reshaped crop genomes. Here we report an apple genome variation map generated through genome sequencing of 117 diverse accessions. A comprehensive model of apple speciation and domestication along the Silk Road is proposed based on evidence from diverse genomic analyses. Cultivated apples likely originate from Malus sieversii in Kazakhstan, followed by intensive introgressions from M. sylvestris. M. sieversii in Xinjiang of China turns out to be an “ancient” isolated ecotype… CONTINUE READING


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