Lessons in adapting to climate change from one of the world’s oldest crops

How did barley, a plant native to the Middle East and South-Western Asia, become able to be grown on land from just below the Arctic Circle to the equatorial highlands and southerly latitudes? The answer lies in the combined forces of evolution and natural selection, according to recent research published online in the influential journal Nature Genetics. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)