Japonica rice carried to, not from, Southeast Asia

@article{Fuller2008JaponicaRC,
  title={Japonica rice carried to, not from, Southeast Asia},
  author={Dorian Q Fuller and Yo-ichiro Sato},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={1264-1265}
}
makes the assumption that the genes for primitive traits are preserved in the putative homeland, as in the case of the dominant allele qSW5, whereas humans have selected for the recessive qsw5 encoding a broader seed size1. Whether this was the only major gene involved in grain-size increase during domestication is unknown, and other grain-size QTLs have… CONTINUE READING