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Domestication of plants in the Old World. The origin and spread of cultivated plants in West Asia, Europe and the Nile Valley.
Preface 1. Sources of evidence for the origin and spread of cultivated plants 2. Cereals 3. Pulses 4. Oil and fibre crops 5. Fruit trees and nuts 6. Vegetables and tubers 7. Condiments 8. Dye cropsExpand
Domestication of Plants in the Old World: The origin and spread of domesticated plants in Southwest Asia, Europe, and the Mediterranean Basin
1. Current state of the art 2. Sources of evidence for the origin and spread of domesticated plants 3. Cereals 4. Pulses 5. Oil and fibre producing crops 6. Fruit trees and nuts 7. Vegetables andExpand
Distribution of Wild Wheats and Barley
If we accept the evidence at face value, we are led to conclude that emmer was probably domesticated in the upper Jordan watershed and that einkorn was domesticated in southeast Turkey. Barley couldExpand
Beginnings of Fruit Growing in the Old World
The article reviews the available information on the start of fruit tree cultivation in the Old World. On the basis of (i) evaluation of the available archeological remains and (ii) examination ofExpand
The genus Amygdalus L. (Rosaceae): Species relationships, distribution and evolution under domestication
SummaryThe paper reviews the taxonomic relationships, morphological distinction, geographical distribution and ecological specificities of the twenty six species recognized (by us) in Amygdalus L. ItExpand
Unconscious selection and the evolution of domesticated Plants
Two types of selection operate (and complement each other) in plants under domestication: (a) conscious or intentional selection applied by the growers for traits of interest to them; (b) unconsciousExpand
Outcrossing rates and heterozygosity in natural populations of Hordeum spontaneum Koch in Israel
SummaryThe extent of cross-pollination was estimated quantitatively in 26 populations of wild barley (H. spontaneum) in Israel, using allozyme variation at 22 polymorphic loci. Individual populationExpand
The wild genetic resources of cultivated lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.)
SummarySeven wild Lactuca species: L. serriola L., L. aculeata Boiss. & Ky., L. scarioloides Boiss., L. azerbaijanica Rech., L. georgica Grossh., L. dregeana DC. and L. altaica Fisch. & C.A. Mey.,Expand
The polyploid species of the wheat group (genera A egilops and Triticum) are familiar as classical examples of evolution through amphidiploidy. The two genera have been a subject of extensiveExpand