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The genome history of camelina emerges from the shadows

Mandáková et. al. explore the origin of an ancient oilseed crop. https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.19.00366 Background: Camelina (Camelina sativa; gold of pleasure or false flax) is an ancient oilseed crop grown in Europe as early as 4000 BC. Gold of pleasure was largely forgotten as a crop, being replaced…

White clover - out of the freezer and into the world

Griffiths et al. examine how allopolyploidy facilitated the expansion of white clover. Plant Cell https://doi.org/10.1105/tpc.18.00606   By Andrew Griffiths; Forage Genetics, AgResearch, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand and Stig Uggerhøj Andersen; Department of Molecular…