How eggplants became Asian: Genomes and elephants tell the story

  • Péter Poczai

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The evolutionary context of the eggplant was until recently very poorly known. Historical documents and genetic data have shown that the eggplant was first domesticated in Asia, but most of its wild relatives are from Africa. Researchers managed to obtain the first well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its direct relatives.

Period22 Sep 2018

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  • TitleHow eggplants became Asian: Genomes and elephants tell the story
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnknown
    Date22/09/2018
    DescriptionThe evolutionary context of the eggplant was until recently very poorly known. Historical documents and genetic data have shown that the eggplant was first domesticated in Asia, but most of its wild relatives are from Africa. Researchers managed to obtain the first well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its direct relatives.
    URLhttps://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180828103823.htm
    PersonsPéter Poczai