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- Warburton, Marilyn L.; Wilkes, Garrison; Taba, S.; Charcosset, Alain; Mir, Celine; Dumas, Fabrice; Madur, Delphine; Dreisigacker, Susanne; Bedoya, Claudia; Prasanna, B. M.; Xie, C. X.; Hearne, Sarah; Franco, Jorge
- Genetic resources and crop evolution 2011 v.58 no.8 pp. 1243-1261
- Zea mays subsp. mays, etc ; Zea mays subsp. parviglumis; corn; domestication; evolution; gene flow; genes; insect pests; landraces; microsatellite repeats; Africa; Asia; Show all 12 Subjects
- ... Maize (Zea mays L. ssp. mays) was domesticated from one wild species ancestor, the Balsas teosinte (Zea mays ssp. parviglumis) about 9000Â years ago. Higher levels of gene diversity are found in teosinte taxa compared to maize, following domestication and selection bottlenecks. Diversity in maize can be increased via gene flow from teosinte, which has certainly occurred from various taxa, but the ...