- Contrasting patterns in crop domestication and domestication rates: recent archaeobotanical insights from the Old WorldDorian Q Fuller
Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31 34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY, UK
Ann Bot 100:903-24. 2007..These traits include features that have been selected under the conditions of cultivation. From archaeological remains the easiest traits to study are seed size and in cereal crops the loss of natural seed dispersal...
- The domestication process and domestication rate in rice: spikelet bases from the Lower YangtzeDorian Q Fuller
Institute of Archaeology, University College London, London WC1H 0PY, UK
Science 323:1607-10. 2009..In addition, an assemblage of annual grasses, sedges, and other herbaceous plants indicates the presence of arable weeds, typical of cultivated rice, that also increased over this period...
- The genetic expectations of a protracted model for the origins of domesticated cropsRobin G Allaby
Warwick HRI, University of Warwick, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9EF, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:13982-6. 2008..We identify four different interacting levels of organization that now need to be considered to track crop origins from modern genetic diversity, making crop origins a problem that could be addressed through system-based approaches...