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Evolutionary history of barley cultivation in Europe revealed by genetic analysis of extant landraces

Huw Jones1, Peter Civáň23, James Cockram1, Fiona J Leigh1, Lydia MJ Smith1, Martin K Jones4, Michael P Charles5, José-Luis Molina-Cano6, Wayne Powell7, Glynis Jones5 and Terence A Brown2*

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1 NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE, UK

2 Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M1 7DN, UK

3 Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University, Mlynská dolina B1, 842 15 Bratislava, Slovakia

4 McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3ER, UK

5 Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, Northgate House, West Street, Sheffield S1 4ET, UK

6 IRTA, Av. Alcalde Rovira Roure 191, 25198 Lleida, Spain

7 Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA, UK

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:320  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-320

Published: 2 November 2011

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Additional file for 'Evolutionary history of barley cultivation in Europe revealed by genetic analysis of extant landraces'. Contains Table S1 Barley accessions used in this study, Table S2 Microsatellite loci and PCR details, Table S3 Microsatellite data for the 651 barley landraces, Table S4 PPD-H1 genotypes for 82 barley landraces, Table S5 Geographical data, Figure S1 Expanded view of the core distribution of population 3.

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