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crop plant diversity

This review, a summary of the current state of research, is dealing with the most recent developments in sequencing- and analyses techniques and their importance for studying the cultural history of economically less important crops. With the help of these methods that become increasingly cost-effective we gain a better understanding of the individual domestication histories, examine the present diversity in greater detail and unravel the diversification of our crop plants.

Another review wich is dealing with the modifications of wheat and barley in the course of domestication and cultivation, to shed light into the genetic basics of these two important cereal crops.

Pan-genomes are going another step forward to examine the diversity of crop plants in greater detail. Therefore multiple individuals are sequenced very deep to take a close look into different levels of variation. This article describes how genebanks can contribute to such an approach and how the pan-genome for barley will be set up.

Genebanks hold a great potential to maintain and study the diversity of crops. In this article the current state and the prospects of molecular passport data as a universal monitoring tool within and between genebanks is reviewed

Melon and watermelon belong to distinct species and followed different routes during their domestication. Therefore, it is not surprising that they became sweet on different ways as well and different genes are responsible for the loss of bitterness.

Many of our crop plants have extremely huge and highly repetitive genomes. Kmasker is a web-tool which finds automatically repetitive elements in a sequence. After establishing this tool for barley as a first application the tool was now extended for a broader number of crop plants.

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