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Yes, Bobby, evolution is real!

Hancock, James F. [1].

Evolution in Agriculture.

At the core of agricultural productivity is the availability of quality plant varieties. The breeding methods used to produce these varieties are essentually evolution in action. All evolutionary principles can be documented in any breeding program. In this talk, I will discuss the contributions of domesticated plant studies to our understanding of plant evolution, particulalrly in the areas of population genetics, speciation and polyploidy. Population genetic studies will be reviewed that deal with the underlying mechanisms regulating variation patterns and adaptation. Other studies will be described that help elucidate just what constitutes a species, the role of hybridization and introgression in evolutionary change and the degree of genome change after speciation.

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1 - Michigan State University, Horticulture, Plant and Soil Sciences Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA


Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY04
Location: Grand Ballroom A/Riverside Hilton
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 4:15 PM
Number: SY04006
Abstract ID:527
Candidate for Awards:None

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