Evolution of sesame revisited: domestication, diversity and prospects

  title={Evolution of sesame revisited: domestication, diversity and prospects},
  author={Dorothea Bedigian},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
This is an account of genetic, phytochemical, historical and cultural studies of sesame, Sesamum orientale L. and its wild relatives. The Pedaliaceae family, to which sesame belongs, is found chiefly in tropical Africa, with two unique sections of the genus Sesamum exclusive to India. Many authors who write about the domestication of sesame reiterate the widely published statement that sesame was domesticated in Africa. The evidence for this view is critically examined. Genetic and chemical… CONTINUE READING
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