SHATTERING 4 is a key rice domestication gene. A non-synonymous mutation of this gene was found to be selected during Asian rice domestication as it confers non-shattering. Now, a nonsense mutation of SHATTERING 4 is shown to simultaneously result in non-shattering and small grain size during the independent domestication of African rice.
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Liu, H., Yan, J. Rice domestication: An imperfect African solution. Nature Plants 3, 17083 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.83