Up to now, creativity, ingenuity, time and more than a little luck have been essential for transforming a wild plant into a new food crop. Building on the understanding of gene function in Arabidopsis, the process of domestication can be rapidly accelerated.
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Britt, A.B. From stinkweed to oilseed. Nat Food 1, 24–25 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-019-0016-y