Genetic structure in cultivated grapevines is linked to geography and human selection

Posted: 11/02/2013 by arilab in Science we read
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by Roberto Bacilieri, Thierry Lacombe, Loïc Le Cunff, Manuel Di Vecchi-Staraz, Valérie Laucou, Blaise Genna, Jean-Pierre Péros, Patrice This and Jean-Michel Boursiquot

BMC Plant Biology 2013, 13:25 doi:10.1186/1471-2229-13-25, Published: 8 February 2013

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2229/13/25/abstract

“This study provides evidence that the cultivated compartment of Vitis vinifera L. is genetically structured. Genetic relatedness of cultivars has been shaped mostly by human uses, in combination with a geographical effect. The finding of a large portion of admixed genotypes may be the trace of both large human-mediated exchanges between grape-growing regions throughout history and recent breeding.”

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