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A transposon in tb1 drove maize domestication.

Abstract:
A new study shows an inserted retroelement in the regulatory sequences of the maize tb1 gene, which controls shoot branching, was the target of human selection during the domestication of maize from its wild relative teosinte. The insertion allele was already present at low frequency in teosinte populations before selection, highlighting the significance of standing genetic variation in the evolution of morphological diversity. © 2011 Nature America, Inc. All rights reserved.
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10.1038/ng.986

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Journal:
Nature genetics
Volume:
43
Issue:
11
Pages:
1048-1050
Publication date:
2011-11-05
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EISSN:
1546-1718
ISSN:
1061-4036
URN:
uuid:fa324db0-595c-498e-9517-a23530ad230c
Source identifiers:
193111
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pubs:193111
Language:
English
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