Origin and domestication of Lactuca sativa L.

Abstract

The domestication of lettuce, Lactuca sativa L. is described on the basis of literature study. The centre of origin is discussed. A historical survey is made of the distribution of the groups of Lactuca cultivars over the world.

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de Vries, I. Origin and domestication of Lactuca sativa L.. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 44, 165–174 (1997). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1008611200727

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  • crop-weed complex
  • domestication
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • lettuce
  • origin