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In the early, online version of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California, Davis, explore grape domestication and population history using whole-genome sequence data for wild and cultivated Vitis vinifera plants. Based on genome sequences for nine putatively wildplants from the sylvestris subspecies, 18 domesticated grapes from V.

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