The Role Of Domestication And Maternal Effects On Sunflower Seed Traits
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The Role Of Domestication And Maternal Effects On Sunflower Seed Traits

The escape of genes from crop species to their wild relatives has been a central debate since the commercialization of transgenic crops, more than two decades ago. During this period, researchers have asked whether transgenes can escape to nature by gene flow between crops and wild plants. Nowadays, a cumulative body of evidence suggests that in the mid-term, transgenes with some adaptive advantage (as herbicide or pest resistance) are introgressed into the wild populations and persist in nature. Similarly, it...

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