Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 46, Issue 2, pp 163–168 | Cite as

The evidence for the extent of N.I. Vavilov's new world Andean centres of cultivated plant origins

  • J.G. Hawkes


Vavilov's ideas on New World centres of crop plant diversity are reviewed and the development of his ideas from 1926 to 1940 are described. More recent collecting work and taxonomic studies by the author confirm largely the delimitation of the American gene centres suggested by Vavilov, even in regard to details, e.g. within Bolivia.

Vavilov centres of diversity America Solanium potatoes resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J.G. Hawkes
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  1. 1.School of Continuing StudiesUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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