Seeing Red The Origin Of Grain Pigmentation In US Weedy Rice – PMC (2)

2007). The overwhelming majority of modern domesticated rice varieties lack proanthocyanidin pigments in the pericarp; this domestication trait arose via human selection for loss-of-perform mutations on the Rc locus, which encodes a bHLH regulatory protein in the proanthocyanidin synthesis pathway (Sweeney et al. 2006). Selection for non-pigmented grains in the crop may potentially reflect human …

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