Research sheds light on genomic features that make plants good candidates for domestication

April 25, 2019 - General

New research published this week identifies the genomic features that might have made domestication possible for corn and soybeans, two of the world’s most critical crop species.

Left: highly branched plants of teosinte, a wild relative of corn. Right: tiny pods on the vine of Glycine soja,
wild relative of soybean. New research sheds light on how domestication affects the genomes of corn
and soybeans [Credit: Sherry Flint-Garcia…

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