Archeology and domestication in American Phaseolus (Beans)

@article{Kaplan2008ArcheologyAD,
  title={Archeology and domestication in American Phaseolus (Beans)},
  author={Lawrence Kaplan},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={358-368}
}
The systematic and economic botany of American beans is discussed. Four species have been important food plants the main dietary role of which has been as a complementary ammo acid source in combination with corn. Beans were prominent among agricultural products cited in tribute lists in pre-Hispanic times. Some important morphological features distinguishing the domesticates from the wild species are: increase in seed size; decrease in impermeability of seeds to water intake; reduction in… CONTINUE READING

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