[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP130104227]
Researchers Prof Michael Wilkinson; Dr James Breen; Dr Thomas Higham; Prof Ron Pinhasi
Brief description The domestication of wild grasses by farmers was a step change in human history; it led to the emergence of modern cereals and with them, western civilisation. This project will apply modern DNA sequencing methods to 5000-year-old cereal seeds to reconstruct the history of wheat, barley and other crops, and identify lost ancient forms and diversity.
Funding Amount $443,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects