Université de Fribourg

The discovery of wild date palms in oman reveals a complex domestication history involving centers in the middle east and africa

Gros-Balthazard, Muriel ; Galimberti, Marco ; Kousathanas, Athanasios ; Newton, Claire ; Ivorra, Sarah ; Paradis, Laure ; Vigouroux, Yves ; Carter, Robert ; Tengberg, Margareta ; Battesti, Vincent ; Santoni, Sylvain ; Falquet, Laurent ; Pintaud, Jean-Christophe ; Terral, Jean-Frédéric ; Wegmann, Daniel

In: Current Biology, 2017, vol. 27, no. 14, p. 2211–2218.e8

For many crops, wild relatives constitute an extraordinary resource for cultivar improvement [1, 2] and also help to better understand the history of their domestication [3]. However, the wild ancestor species of several perennial crops have not yet been identified. Perennial crops generally present a weak domestication syndrome allowing cultivated individuals to establish feral populations...

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

First record of a pterosaur landing trackway

Mazin, Jean-Michel ; Billon-Bruyat, Jean-Paul ; Padian, Kevin

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 2009, vol. 276, p. 3881-3886