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Talking Biotech: Why broccoli, collard greens, kale and other brassica are like dog breeds

Kevin Folta: University of Florida plant geneticist Kevin Folta launched Talking Biotech in 2015.    More details

Did you know that broccoli, kale, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage are all the same species? Just like dogs are highly-diverse members of the same species descended from a common ancestor, the members of Brassica oleracea also share a common genetic origin. In this episode I’m joined by  J. Chris Pires and his graduate students Makenzie Mabry and Shawn px Brassica oleraceaAbrahams from the University of Missouri. We discuss the genetic origins of these crops, their evolution and genetic improvement trends.

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