Rice domestication: histories and mysteries.

  title={Rice domestication: histories and mysteries.},
  author={Briana L. Gross},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={21 18},
Domesticated rice (Oryza sativa) is one of the world's most important food crops, culturally, nutritionally and economically (Khush 1997). Thus, it is no surprise that there is intense curiosity about its genetic and geographical origins, its response to selection under domestication, and the genetic structure of its wild relative, Oryza rufipogon. Studies of Oryza attempting to answer these questions have accompanied each stage of the development of molecular markers, starting with allozymes… CONTINUE READING