How Egg­plants be­came Asian – gen­omes and ele­phants tell the story

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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 Historical documents and genetic data have shown that the eggplant was first domesticated in Asia, but most of its wild relatives are from Africa.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 from the Natural History Museums of London (NHM) and Finland (University of Helsinki) managed to obtain the first well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its direct relatives.

Period10 sep 2018

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  • TitelHow Egg­plants be­came Asian – gen­omes and ele­phants tell the story
    Medianamn/-företagUniversity of Helsinki website
    LandUnknown
    Datum10/09/2018
    BeskrivningThe 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 Historical documents and genetic data have shown that the eggplant was first domesticated in Asia, but most of its wild relatives are from Africa.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 from the Natural History Museums of London (NHM) and Finland (University of Helsinki) managed to obtain the first well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its direct relatives.
    Webbadresshttps://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/life-science/how-eggplants-became-asian-genomes-and-elephants-tell-the-story
    PersonerPéter Poczai, Mindy Syfert, Xavier Aubriot, Sandra Knapp, Sven Buerki