The Horn of Africa as a centre of barley diversification and a potential domestication site

@article{Orabi2007TheHO,
  title={The Horn of Africa as a centre of barley diversification and a potential domestication site},
  author={Jihad Orabi and Gunter Backes and Asmelash Wolday and Amor H Yahyaoui and Ahmed Jahoor},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={114},
  pages={1117-1127}
}
According to a widely accepted theory on barley domestication, wild barley (Hordeum vulgare ssp. spontaneum) from the Fertile Crescent is the progenitor of all cultivated barley (H. vulgare ssp. vulgare). To determine whether barley has undergone one or more domestication events, barley accessions from three continents have been studied (a) using 38 nuclear SSR (nuSSRs) markers, (b) using five chloroplast SSR (cpSSR) markers yielding 5 polymorphic loci and (c) by detecting the differences in a… CONTINUE READING
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