Selection under domestication: evidence for a sweep in the rice waxy genomic region.

@article{Olsen2006SelectionUD,
  title={Selection under domestication: evidence for a sweep in the rice waxy genomic region.},
  author={Kenneth M Olsen and Ana L Caicedo and Nicholas R. Polato and Anna McClung and Susan R McCouch and Michael D. Purugganan},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={173 2},
  pages={975-83}
}
Rice (Oryza sativa) was cultivated by Asian Neolithic farmers >11,000 years ago, and different cultures have selected for divergent starch qualities in the rice grain during and after the domestication process. An intron 1 splice donor site mutation of the Waxy gene is responsible for the absence of amylose in glutinous rice varieties. This mutation appears… CONTINUE READING