How eggplants became Asian -- genomes and elephants tell the story

  • Péter Poczai
  • Sandra Knapp

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In a study published in the American Journal of Botany, researchers from the Natural History Museum of London (NHM) and the Finnish museum of natural history, University of Helsinki, have sequenced the plastomes of the eggplant and of 22 species directly related to the eggplant. By comparing the plastome DNA sequences, they hoped to reveal the evolutionary history of the eggplant and its wild relatives. The team obtained a well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its wild relatives, and showed how a single event gave rise to two lineages, one comprising an African group of species and the other the wild progenitor of the domesticated eggplant.

Period10 Sep 2018

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  • TitleHow eggplants became Asian -- genomes and elephants tell the story
    Media name/outletEurekalert
    CountryUnknown
    Date10/09/2018
    DescriptionIn a study published in the American Journal of Botany, researchers from the Natural History Museum of London (NHM) and the Finnish museum of natural history, University of Helsinki, have sequenced the plastomes of the eggplant and of 22 species directly related to the eggplant. By comparing the plastome DNA sequences, they hoped to reveal the evolutionary history of the eggplant and its wild relatives. The team obtained a well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its wild relatives, and showed how a single event gave rise to two lineages, one comprising an African group of species and the other the wild progenitor of the domesticated eggplant.
    URLhttps://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoh-heb082818.php
    PersonsPéter Poczai, Sandra Knapp