Plant evolution and the origin of crop species

Author
Edition
  • 3rd edition.
Published
  • Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI 2012
Physical description
1 online resource (x, 245 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
ISBN
  • 9781845938017 (alk. paper)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Other format: Also available in print format.
  • Title from PDF title page (viewed August 2, 2013).
Contents
  • Chromosome structure and genetic variability -- Assortment of genetic variability -- The multifactorial genome -- Polyploidy and gene duplication -- Speciation -- Origins of agriculture -- The dynamics of plant domestication -- Cereal grains -- Protein plants -- Starchy staples and sugar -- Fruits, vegetables, fibers and oils -- Postscript: germplasm resources.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Abstract: 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, covering some cereal grains, protein plants, starchy staple and sugar crops, as well as fruit, vegetable, fibre and oil crops. A chapter on ex situ and in situ conservation of germplasm resources is included.

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