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Grape ( Vitis vinifera)
Family: Vitaceae (only edible of it family)
60 species can interbreed
Wild: Middle East
Where we get: Ca
Domestication
• Making grape bigger, sweeter
• Can eat the wild one

Item of interest
• Grape are vine plant, grow on support
• Grape vine use tendril to climb, GENE MUTATION tendril turns to fruit
• Lose leaf in winter (deciduous)
• Fruit result from pollinated flower
• Dormant in winter
• Transposable element jumping (convert the purple grape to white grape)
• Grape produce today are via cutting (clone) vegetative propagation
• Oldest wine found in London 1679
(300+ years ago)

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