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Cover for Plant evolution and the origin of crop species.

This book is divided into two parts. Part 1 deals with the evolutionary processes, describing the chromosome structure, genetic variation, multifactorial genome, polyploidy, gene duplication and speciation. Part 2 deals with the origins of agriculture and the dynamics of plant domestication,...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruits, vegetables, fibers and oils.

Harlan (1992) lists over 250 food crops and suggests there are hundreds more. These crops are sometimes a major source of calories, but they are more commonly a supplemental source of nutrients that break up the tedium of limited crop diets. They are also used as drugs, medicine and fibre. This...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruits, vegetables, oils and fibres.

This chapter describes the domestication, cytogenetic evolution, chromosome number, ploidy, and geographical distribution of apple, citrus, grape, peach, strawberry, cole crops (Brassica oleracea), squash and gourds, chilli peppers (Capsicum spp.), tomato, cotton, groundnut and sunflower.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199685X)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Plant evolution and the origin of crop species.

This book is arranged in two sections: the first five chapters cover the genetic mechanisms associated with plant evolution (chromosome structure and genetic variability, assortment of genetic variability, the multifactorial genome, polyploidy and gene duplication, and speciation). The second...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 085199685X)
Type
Book