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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:02

Published the most extensive analysis on the biological traits of food species

Researchers from 19 Institutions, led by an URJC professor, have analysed and published the biological traits and evolutionary placement of a set of more than 1000 domesticated species around the world. The paper has been published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, a journal of the influential Nature group. This work provides the scientific community with a detailed database which will permit to address new questions and calls to amplify the search for new species that can be used as human food in the future. The results could be used to pinpoint which are the relevant traits of food species, and in this way facilitate the search of wild species that portray such characteristics.