Ancient plant DNA in the genomic era

Oscar Estrada, James Breen, Stephen M Richards, Alan Cooper

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Next-generation sequencing technologies have significantly changed the scope of ancient plant DNA research, moving from analysis of a few loci to generation of ancient genomes. Future research could refine our understanding of plant evolution and adaptation, and provide information for conservation, crop breeding and food security.

Number of pages3
JournalNature Plants
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2018


  • Biological Evolution
  • Crops, Agricultural/genetics
  • DNA, Plant/genetics
  • Domestication
  • Fossils
  • Genome, Plant/genetics
  • Genomics
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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Estrada, O., Breen, J., Richards, S. M., & Cooper, A. (2018). Ancient plant DNA in the genomic era. Nature Plants, 4(7), 394-396.