How many tough-rachis mutants gave rise to domesticated barley?

@article{Ladizinsky2004HowMT,
  title={How many tough-rachis mutants gave rise to domesticated barley?},
  author={Gideon Ladizinsky},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
  year={2004},
  volume={45},
  pages={411-414}
}
It is commonly agreed that cultivation of wild barley preceded the selection of the domesticated, non-brittle spike type. However, how common was wild barley cultivation before domestication and how many domesticated mutants gave rise to the barley crop could not be inferred from botanical and archaeological evidence. Some clues, nevertheless, can be obtained from the pattern of allozyme diversity in wild and cultivated barley obtained by Kahler and Allard (1981). Parallel variation, in terms… CONTINUE READING
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