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Genomes of cultivated and wild Capsicum species provide insights into pepper domestication and population differentiation.

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Liu, F; Zhao, J; Sun, H; Xiong, C; Sun, X; Wang, X; Wang, Z; Jarret, R; Wang, J; Tang, B; Xu, H; Hu, B; Suo, H; Yang, B; Ou, L; Li, X ...
Published in: Nature communications
September 2023

Pepper (Capsicum spp.) is one of the earliest cultivated crops and includes five domesticated species, C. annuum var. annuum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, C. baccatum var. pendulum and C. pubescens. Here, we report a pepper graph pan-genome and a genome variation map of 500 accessions from the five domesticated Capsicum species and close wild relatives. We identify highly differentiated genomic regions among the domesticated peppers that underlie their natural variations in flowering time, characteristic flavors, and unique resistances to biotic and abiotic stresses. Domestication sweeps detected in C. annuum var. annuum and C. baccatum var. pendulum are mostly different, and the common domestication traits, including fruit size, shape and pungency, are achieved mainly through the selection of distinct genomic regions between these two cultivated species. Introgressions from C. baccatum into C. chinense and C. frutescens are detected, including those providing genetic sources for various biotic and abiotic stress tolerances.

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Nature communications

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2041-1723

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2041-1723

Publication Date

September 2023

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start / End Page

5487

Related Subject Headings

  • Vegetables
  • Piper nigrum
  • Menthol
  • Fruit
  • Domestication
  • Crops, Agricultural
  • Capsicum
  • Camphor
 

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Liu, F., Zhao, J., Sun, H., Xiong, C., Sun, X., Wang, X., … Zou, X. (2023). Genomes of cultivated and wild Capsicum species provide insights into pepper domestication and population differentiation. Nature Communications, 14(1), 5487. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-41251-4
Liu, Feng, Jiantao Zhao, Honghe Sun, Cheng Xiong, Xuepeng Sun, Xin Wang, Zhongyi Wang, et al. “Genomes of cultivated and wild Capsicum species provide insights into pepper domestication and population differentiation.Nature Communications 14, no. 1 (September 2023): 5487. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-41251-4.
Liu F, Zhao J, Sun H, Xiong C, Sun X, Wang X, et al. Genomes of cultivated and wild Capsicum species provide insights into pepper domestication and population differentiation. Nature communications. 2023 Sep;14(1):5487.
Liu, Feng, et al. “Genomes of cultivated and wild Capsicum species provide insights into pepper domestication and population differentiation.Nature Communications, vol. 14, no. 1, Sept. 2023, p. 5487. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41467-023-41251-4.
Liu F, Zhao J, Sun H, Xiong C, Sun X, Wang X, Wang Z, Jarret R, Wang J, Tang B, Xu H, Hu B, Suo H, Yang B, Ou L, Li X, Zhou S, Yang S, Liu Z, Yuan F, Pei Z, Ma Y, Dai X, Wu S, Fei Z, Zou X. Genomes of cultivated and wild Capsicum species provide insights into pepper domestication and population differentiation. Nature communications. 2023 Sep;14(1):5487.

Published In

Nature communications

DOI

EISSN

2041-1723

ISSN

2041-1723

Publication Date

September 2023

Volume

14

Issue

1

Start / End Page

5487

Related Subject Headings

  • Vegetables
  • Piper nigrum
  • Menthol
  • Fruit
  • Domestication
  • Crops, Agricultural
  • Capsicum
  • Camphor