• Genome sequencing and transcriptome analyses provide insights into the origin and domestication of water caltrop

    1 month ago - By Wiley

    Summary
    Humans have domesticated diverse species from across the plant kingdom, however our current understanding of plant domestication is largely founded on major cereal crops. Here, we examine the evolutionary processes and genetic basis underlying the domestication of water caltrop , a traditional, yet presently-underutilized non-cereal crop that sustained early Chinese agriculturalists. We generated a chromosome-level genome assembly of tetraploid T. natans, and then divided the allotetraploid genome into two subgenomes. Based on resequencing data from 57 accessions, representing...
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