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Beer and fodder crop has been deteriorating for 6000 years

The diversity of the crop Sorghum, a cereal used to make alcoholic drinks, has been decreasing over time due to agricultural practice. To maintain the diversity of the crop and keep it growing farmers will need to revise how they manage it.


Man’s impact on flax evolution more limited than thought

Flax naturally adapted to new environments rather than by human influence due to a set of genes that enable it to change its architecture according to researchers from the School of Life Sciences at the University of Warwick.

Wed 30 Jan 2019, 10:00 | Tags: School of Life Sciences, Evolution, flax, Sciences

The evolution of Maize is more complex than thought

New evidence reveals that the evolution of Maize in South America is more complex than initially thought, and there was a further geographical area in which partial domestication occurred in the Southwest Amazon - according to an international collaboration of researchers including the University of Warwick, and published in the journal Science.

Thu 13 Dec 2018, 20:56 | Tags: Life Sciences, Evolution, Sciences