Crop Domestication and the Evolutionary Ecology of Cocona (Solanum sessiliflorum Dunal)

  • Jan Salick
Part of the Evolutionary Biology book series (EBIO, volume 26)


Of approximately 200,000 species of flowering plants, perhaps 3000 are eaten as food. About 200 species have been domesticated as crops, and of these, only 15–20 are now of major importance (Heiser, 1973; NAS, 1972). Despite this statistical minority of domesticated crops, few activities have so changed the history of the human race as has crop domestication.


Gene Flow Economic Botany Effective Population Size Fruit Weight Fruit Size 
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  • Jan Salick
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyOhio UniversityAthensUSA

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