On the domestication of the soybean

  title={On the domestication of the soybean},
  author={T. Hymowitz},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • T. Hymowitz
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
  • Soybeans, together with bananas, barley, common beans, cassavas, coconuts, maize, peanuts, potatoes, rice, sorghum, sugar beets, sugarcane, sweet potatoes and wheat, are man's principal food plants (12). Today, the soybean, like so many other food plants, is taken for granted, that is, without appreciable forethought as to when and where it was adapted to the needs of man, how, when and by whom it was disseminated, and whether or not the distribution of soybeans took place in prehistoric or… CONTINUE READING
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