The Molecular Genetics of Crop Domestication

  title={The Molecular Genetics of Crop Domestication},
  author={J. Doebley and B. Gaut and B. Smith},
  • J. Doebley, B. Gaut, B. Smith
  • Published 2006
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Cell
  • Ten thousand years ago human societies around the globe began to transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. By 4000 years ago, ancient peoples had completed the domestication of all major crop species upon which human survival is dependent, including rice, wheat, and maize. Recent research has begun to reveal the genes responsible for this agricultural revolution. The list of genes to date tentatively suggests that diverse plant developmental pathways were the targets of Neolithic… CONTINUE READING
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