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An adaptive path through jungle DNA

It has long been suspected that phenotypic diversity results, in large part, from variation in DNA regulatory sequences. A new study now shows that adaptive changes in an upstream regulatory sequence of tb1 are responsible for major phenotypic changes associated with maize domestication.

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de Meaux, J. An adaptive path through jungle DNA. Nat Genet 38, 506–507 (2006).

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