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Domestication: Polyploidy boosts domestication

A detailed phylogenetic study now shows that there is a compelling association between polyploidy and domestication, and that polyploidy more frequently occurs before domestication.

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  1. Zhou Fang is in the Crop Science Division, Bayer, Morrisville, North Carolina, USA.

    • Zhou Fang
  2. Peter L. Morrell is in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota, St Paul, Minnesota, USA.

    • Peter L. Morrell

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