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The virtues of small grain size: Potential pathways to a distinguishing feature of Asian wheats

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Increase in grain/seed size recurrently features as a key element in the ‘domestication syndrome’ of plants (cf. Zohary and Hopf 2000; Fuller et al. 2014). In the context of its spread across Eurasia, however, the grain size of one of the world's major crop species underwent a substantial reduction. Between the fifth and second millennia BC, the grain length in a number of species of Triticum, collectively known as free-threshing wheat, decreased by around 30%. In order to understand and help...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.quaint.2016.02.059

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Lister, DL More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Archaeology, Archaeology Research Lab
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UK and India Collaborative Educational Research Initiative More from this funder
International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Quaternary International Journal website
Volume:
426
Pages:
107-119
Publication date:
2016-04-20
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ISSN:
1040-6182
URN:
uuid:cc53d7b9-c539-4ee6-93c6-686fdbeede0c
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619122
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pubs:619122

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