The nature of selection during plant domestication

  title={The nature of selection during plant domestication},
  author={Michael D. Purugganan and Dorian Q. Fuller},
Plant domestication is an outstanding example of plant–animal co-evolution and is a far richer model for studying evolution than is generally appreciated. There have been numerous studies to identify genes associated with domestication, and archaeological work has provided a clear understanding of the dynamics of human cultivation practices during the Neolithic period. Together, these have provided a better understanding of the selective pressures that accompany crop domestication, and they… 
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