Genomic analysis of 6,000-year-old cultivated grain illuminates the domestication history of barley

@article{Mascher2016GenomicAO,
  title={Genomic analysis of 6,000-year-old cultivated grain illuminates the domestication history of barley},
  author={Martin Mascher and Verena J. Schuenemann and Uri Davidovich and Nimrod Marom and Axel Himmelbach and Sariel H{\"u}bner and Abraham B. Korol and Michal David and Ella Reiter and Simone Riehl and Makoto Schreiber and Samuel H. Vohr and Richard E. Green and Ian K. Dawson and Joanne R. Russell and Benjamin Kilian and Gary J Muehlbauer and Robbie Waugh and Tzion Fahima and Johannes Krause and Ehud Weiss and Nils Stein},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2016},
  volume={48},
  pages={1089-1093}
}
The cereal grass barley was domesticated about 10,000 years before the present in the Fertile Crescent and became a founder crop of Neolithic agriculture. Here we report the genome sequences of five 6,000-year-old barley grains excavated at a cave in the Judean Desert close to the Dead Sea. Comparison to whole-exome sequence data from a diversity panel of present-day barley accessions showed the close affinity of ancient samples to extant landraces from the Southern Levant and Egypt, consistent… CONTINUE READING

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