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Pumpkins Saved By People?

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2015

Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 

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Three Origins for Rice?

By Karen Zusi | November 3, 2015

Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.

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Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn

By Amanda B. Keener | July 13, 2015

Researchers attributed corn’s soft, edible casing to a single DNA base swap in its ancestor’s genome.

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Corn Chronicle

By Molly Sharlach | January 8, 2015

A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.

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In Evolution's Garden

By Megan Scudellari | June 1, 2013

Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.

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