The Future of Domestication Studies

25 April 2014

An agricultural landscape in Morocco

Research by Dorian Fuller, UCL colleagues and collaborative partners is being featured in a special issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

The papers are part of a collection entitled: "The Modern View of Domestication", edited by Greger Larson and Dolores R. Piperno, Special Feature of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (29 April 2014).  Early Edition online content is available now via the links below.

The research results from a catalysis meeting entitled “Domestication as an Evolutionary Phenomenon: Expanding the Synthesis,” held in 2011, which was co-organised by Dorian, awarded a National Science Foundation grant and hosted by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Centre.

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A comparison of wild and domesticated rice plants with insets of archaeological spikelet bases of these types from Neolithic China

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