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Unfallen Grains: How Ancient Farmers Turned Weeds into Crops

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Science  02 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5778, pp. 1318-1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128836

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Cereals are the world's primary food, but if they are to be harvested grains must remain on the plant. Two of the genetic changes responsible for this essential trait for domestication have been identified.