The complex evolutionary history of apricots: Species divergence, gene flow and multiple domestication events

@article{Liu2019TheCE,
  title={The complex evolutionary history of apricots: Species divergence, gene flow and multiple domestication events},
  author={Shuo Liu and Amandine Cornille and St{\'e}phane Decroocq and David Tricon and Aur{\'e}lie Chague and J. P. Eyquard and Wei-sheng Liu and Tatiana Giraud and V{\'e}ronique Decroocq},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2019},
  volume={28},
  pages={5299 - 5314}
}
Domestication is an excellent model to study diversification and this evolutionary process can be different in perennial plants, such as fruit trees, compared to annual crops. Here, we inferred the history of wild apricot species divergence and of apricot domestication history across Eurasia, with a special focus on Central and Eastern Asia, based on microsatellite markers and approximate Bayesian computation. We significantly extended our previous sampling of apricots in Europe and Central… 

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