Lentil domestication: On the quality of evidence and arguments

  title={Lentil domestication: On the quality of evidence and arguments},
  author={Gideon Ladizinsky},
  journal={Economic Botany},
The current views on lentil domestication are based on biological attributes of the wild progenitorLens culinaris ssp. orientalis and on assumptions which have never been tested. Seed dormancy, a major factor in the adaptation of ssp.orientalis to its natural habitat, makes it inappropriate for cultivation, because poor germination causes seed yield following cultivation to be equal to the amount of sown seeds. Higher yield, resulting from the evolution of a non-dormant type can be obtained… CONTINUE READING
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