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History of the potato

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Part of the World Crop Series book series (WOCS)

Abstract

The time and place of origin of cultivated plants and their subsequent evolution under domestication have caught the imagination of botanists and agricultural scientists from at least the early days of the last century. The studies of de Candolle, Vavilov and others have shown the need for a synthesis of information from such diverse fields as cytogenetics, history, linguistics, botany and archaeology to help trace the complex pattern of evolution of our ancient crops, many of which were already being cultivated some nine or ten thousand years ago.

Keywords

Sweet Potato Seventeenth Century Chenopodium Quinoa North American Continent Potato Cultivation 
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