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How eggplants became Asian: Genomes and elephants tell the story

How eggplants became Asian: Genomes and elephants tell the story

The evolutionary context of the eggplant was until recently very poorly known. Historical documents and genetic data have shown that the eggplant was first domesticated in Asia, but most of its wild relatives are from Africa. Researchers managed to obtain the first well-supported hypothesis on the origin of the eggplant and its direct relatives.

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