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Ploidy and domestication are associated with genome size variation in Palms

Gunn, Bee; Baudouin, Luc; Beule, Thierry; Ilbert, Pascal; Duperray, Christophe; Crisp, Michael; Issali, Auguste; Konan, Jean-Louis; Rival, Alain


PREMISE OF THE STUDY: The genome size of a species (C-value) is associated with growth, development and adaptation to environmental changes. Angiosperm C-values range 1200-fold and frequently vary within species, although little is known about the impacts of domestication on genome size. Genome size variation among related species of palms is of evolutionary significance because changes characterize clades and may be associated with polyploidy, transposon amplifications, deletions, or...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Botany
DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1500164


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