Molecular insights into the evolution of crop plants.

  title={Molecular insights into the evolution of crop plants.},
  author={Jutta C. Burger and Mark A Chapman and John M. Burke},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  volume={95 2},
The domestication and improvement of crop plants have long fascinated evolutionary biologists, geneticists, and anthropologists. In recent years, the development of increasingly powerful molecular and statistical tools has reinvigorated this now fast-paced field of research. In this paper, we provide an overview of how such tools have been applied to the study of crop evolution. We also highlight lessons that have been learned in light of a few long-standing and interrelated hypotheses… CONTINUE READING

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