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Cover for Evolution and domestication of horses.

This chapter presents basic information on the evolution and domestication of horses highlighting the following: earliest ancestors of horses; role of climate and environment on the evolution of horses and archeological evidence for domestication of horses. Additional topics were also presented...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic diversity and main carrot types.

This chapter provides information on the domestication and evolution, genetic diversity and types of carrots (Daucus carota). The importance of carrot wild relatives for studies on evolutionary genetics, breeding, genetic improvement and taxonomy are also discussed.

Author(s)
Geoffriau, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History of strawberry domestication.

This chapter provides a history of how strawberry was domesticated. It provides information into how North American breeding programmes diversified over time. There is also a new section on the impact of California cultivars on European breeding.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestic farm animals.

The chapter will describe domestic farm animals such as cattle, sheep and pigs and will highlight the important differences in their anatomy and physiology.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: origin and history.

This chapter provides information on the origin and domestication of Manihot sp. and the discovery of the crop by western explorers. The present geographical distribution of cassava, mostly in tropical countries, is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: origin and history.

This chapter focuses on the origin, domestication history and discovery of sweet potato by western explorers. Information on the present geographical distribution of sweet potatoes is also presented.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aroids: origin and history.

This chapter discusses the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution of aroids. The problems associated with the origin, domestication and spread of taro are also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Allium crops.

The genus Allium includes approximately 750-800 species of geophytes with bulbs or rhizomes. Many Allium species were domesticated millennia ago as important foods, and today >20 species, characterized by onion-garlic-like flavor due to cysteine sulfoxides, are consumed worldwide as condiments,...

Author(s)
Rabinowitch, H. D.; Goldstein, R. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter

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