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Resequencing of 683 common bean genotypes identifies yield component trait associations across a north–south cline. There’s a fairly straightforward way to select for larger beans as a key component of yield.
Is the USDA core collection of common bean representative of genetic diversity of the species, as assessed by SNP diversity? Not as much as it could be.
Diversity, use and production of farmers’ varieties of common bean (. There are more varieties per household in places where the overall number of varieties per community was lower. Phaseolus vulgaris L., Fabaceae) in southwestern and northeastern Ethiopia
Rapid customization of Solanaceae fruit crops for urban agriculture. Gene editing for shorter tomatoes.
The home field advantage of modern plant breeding. Public breeding programs should go for specialist varieties that perform reliably in narrow environments.
Thinking Outside of the Cereal Box: Breeding Underutilized (Pseudo)Cereals for Improved Human Nutrition. The next quinoa awaits its 15 minutes.
Experimental Cultivation of Eastern North America’s Lost Crops: Insights into Agricultural Practice and Yield Potential. There’s life in the old crops yet. And that’s before gene editing.
Time for a paradigm shift in the use of plant genetic resources. Genotype everything.
Using whole-genome SNP data to reconstruct a large multi-generation pedigree in apple germplasm. 3 early modern cultivars had a disproportionate impact on modern apples.
Machine Learning Reveals Spatiotemporal Genome Evolution in Asian Rice Domestication. The indica and japonica sub-species have exchanged a lot of genetic material at different times, and you get different answers to the question of domestication depending on which bits you look at.
Genetic Analysis of the Transition from Wild to Domesticated Cotton (. There are fibre quality genes in the subgenome from the parent with unspinnable fibre. Go figure. G. hirsutum L.)
A Comparative Study of Modern and Heirloom Wheat on Indicators of Gastrointestinal Health. Not much difference.
Target Capture Sequencing Unravels . The taxonomy needs work. You don’t say. Rubus Evolution
Expansion of the cassava brown streak pandemic in Uganda revealed by annual field survey data for 2004 to 2017. The history of a disease outbreak in excruciating detail.
Crop prices and the individual decision to migrate. Decrease in the price of coffee in Vietnam (but not rice, which is mainly used for household consumption rather than export) resulted in increased chance of migration, but only for individuals of lower education.
The contribution of ‘chitoumou’, the edible caterpillar . It’s significant, but only during the caterpillar season. I guess they don’t keep. I spot an opportunity. Yeah, you guessed it, gene editing. Cirina butyrospermi, to the food security of smallholder farmers in southwestern Burkina Faso