Laxaro

View the latest news and breaking news today

new genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the silk road

new genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the silk road Article News With Simple Text and Web Resource Link. For View Full Content Click on Source Link on Then Bottom Of News.



new genomic insights reveal a surprising two-way journey for apple on the silk road

image: this is a map depicting apple's ancient journey along the silk road. view more credit: alexa m schmitz/yang baicenturies ago, the ancient networks of the silk road facilitated a political and economic openness between the nations of eurasia. but this network also opened pathways for genetic exchange that shaped one of the world's most popular fruits: the apple. as travelers journeyed east and west along the silk road, trading their goods and ideas, they brought with them hitchhiking apple seeds, discarded from the choicest fruit they pulled from wild trees. this early selection would eventually lead to the 7,500 varieties of apple that exist today.researchers at boyce thompson in...