Plant Evolution and the Origin of Crop Species

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CABI, Nov 3, 2003 - Science - 336 pages
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This unique volume combines discussion of plant evolution with that of crop origins. The first edition was published in 1992 by Prentice-Hall, and has now been fully revised to reflect recent advances. This updated version also encompasses greater integration of the information on evolution and crop origins.A description of the process of evolution in native and cultivated populations of plants is incorporated, plus a review of when and where major crops were domesticated and discussions of the subsequent development of crops over time.
 

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Contents

Chromosome Structure and Genetic Variability
13
Assortment of Genetic Variability
32
The Multifactorial Genome
58
Polyploidy and Gene Duplication
77
Speciation
100
Genetic Differentiation during Speciation
117
The Dynamics of Plant Domestication
151
Evolution of Weeds
166
Millets
181
Protein Plants
195
Starchy Staples and Sugars
209
Fruits Vegetables Oils and Fibres
226
Germplasm Resources
246
Index
307
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