Whole-genome duplication as a key factor in crop domestication

  title={Whole-genome duplication as a key factor in crop domestication},
  author={Ayelet Salman-Minkov and Niv Sabath and Itay Mayrose},
  journal={Nature Plants},
Polyploidy is commonly thought to be associated with the domestication process because of its concurrence with agriculturally favourable traits and because it is widespread among the major plant crops1–4. Furthermore, the genetic consequences of polyploidy5–7 might have increased the adaptive plasticity of those plants, enabling successful domestication6–8. Nevertheless, a detailed phylogenetic analysis regarding the association of polyploidy with the domestication process, and the temporal… CONTINUE READING
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