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

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 Abrahams from the University of Missouri. We discuss the genetic origins of these crops, their evolution and genetic improvement trends.

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