Genomic history and ecology of the geographic spread of rice

  title={Genomic history and ecology of the geographic spread of rice},
  author={Rafał M. Gutaker and Simon C. Groen and Emily S. Bellis and Jae Y. Choi and In{\^e}s S. Pires and R. Kyle Bocinsky and Emma R. Slayton and Olivia Wilkins and Cristina Cecivel Castillo Castillo and S{\'o}nia Negr{\~a}o and M. Margarida Oliveira and Dorian Q. Fuller and Jade d'Alpoim Guedes and Jesse R. Lasky and Michael D. Purugganan},
  journal={Nature Plants},
  • Rafał M. Gutaker, Simon C. Groen, +12 authors Michael D. Purugganan
  • Published 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Plants
  • Rice ( Oryza sativa ) is one of the world’s most important food crops, and is comprised largely of japonica and indica subspecies. Here, we reconstruct the history of rice dispersal in Asia using whole-genome sequences of more than 1,400 landraces, coupled with geographic, environmental, archaeobotanical and paleoclimate data. Originating around 9,000 yr ago in the Yangtze Valley, rice diversified into temperate and tropical japonica rice during a global cooling event about 4,200 yr ago. Soon… CONTINUE READING

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