Cotton domestication: Dramatic changes in a single cell

Briana L. Gross, Jared L. Strasburg

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Investigations on the nature of genetic changes underpinning plant domestication have begun to shed light on the evolutionary history of crops and can guide improvements to modern cultivars. A recent study focused on cotton fiber cells tracks the dramatic genome-wide changes in gene expression during development that have accompanied selection for increased fiber yield and quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number137
JournalBMC Biology
StatePublished - Nov 15 2010


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