Key Genes of Crop Domestication and Breeding: Molecular Analyses
The life of human beings depends on a sufficient supply with fruits, grains and vegetables, which are consumed either directly, or fed to livestock. Without crop plants such as rice, maize, wheat, tomato, potato, beans, apples and so on, human civilization as we know it would not exist. The importance of crop plants for human culture thus can hardly be overestimated. Most calories consumed by humans and livestock derive from cereals, the three globally most important of which are wheat (Triticum aestivum), rice (Oryza sativa) and maize (Zea mays ssp. mays).
KeywordsQuantitative Trait Locus Fruit Weight Green Revolution Abscission Zone Female Inflorescence
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