plant domestication
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Pumpkins Saved By People?
Jef Akst | Nov 25, 2015
Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 
Three Origins for Rice?
Three Origins for Rice?
Karen Zusi | Nov 3, 2015
Rice was domesticated three separate times across Asia, a new study suggests.
Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn
Small Genetic Change Yields Edible Corn
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 13, 2015
Researchers attributed corn’s soft, edible casing to a single DNA base swap in its ancestor’s genome.
Corn Chronicle
Corn Chronicle
Molly Sharlach | Jan 8, 2015
A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.
In Evolution's Garden
In Evolution's Garden
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2013
Raising one evolutionary question after another, Brandon Gaut has harvested a crop of novel findings about how plant genomes evolve.