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- von Wettberg, Eric J.B., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Agronomy 2018 v.8 no.7
- alleles; archaeology; chromosome mapping; cultivars; domestication; effective population size; fruits; gene pool; genetic drift; genetic load; genetic variation; genomics; germplasm; haplotypes; introgression; loci; mutation; nutrient content; palatability; planting; prediction; seeds; sequence analysis; staple crops; vitamins; wild relatives
- ... Humans have domesticated hundreds of plant and animal species as sources of food, fiber, forage, and tools over the past 12,000 years, with manifold effects on both human society and the genetic structure of the domesticated species. The outcomes of crop domestication were shaped by selection driven by human preferences, cultivation practices, and agricultural environments, as well as other popula ...
- von Wettberg, Eric J.B., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Trends in plant science 2016 v.21 no.5 pp. 418-437
- crops; domestication; environmental factors; equations; microbiome; phenotype; root systems; rootstocks; scions; sustainable agriculture
- ... Grafting is an ancient agricultural practice that joins the root system (rootstock) of one plant to the shoot (scion) of another. It is most commonly employed in woody perennial crops to indirectly manipulate scion phenotype. While recent research has focused on scions, here we investigate rootstocks, the lesser-known half of the perennial crop equation. We review natural grafting, grafting in agr ...