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Title: Grape evolution in the human environment
Author: Liu, Hsiao
Awarding Body: University of Warwick
Current Institution: University of Warwick
Date of Award: 2019
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The study of the history of domesticated species reveals environmental conditions and human needs in the past and elucidates how plants have been shaped by local culture through time. Therefore, combining biological, archaeological and anthropological methods to study domesticated plants provides new insights to the long journey of human evolution. European grape (Vitis vinifera) is an agriculturally important species that has been grown for thousands of years. In this study, I used archaeological, historical, modern grape material and rootstocks of modern grape to investigate the genomic changes that occurred in grape as a consequence of cultural influences, grafting, and pathogen. The aim is to ascertain whether human manipulation has caused any genomic changes. This variation is examined between 1) different time periods, 2) distinct varieties, and 3) different scions and rootstocks.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions ; Horizon 2020 (Programme) ; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QH426 Genetics ; S Agriculture (General) ; SB Plant culture