Origin of the common bean,Phaseolus vulgaris

  title={Origin of the common bean,Phaseolus vulgaris},
  author={H. S. Gentry},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  • H. S. Gentry
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
  • A wild leguminous vine growing in Mexico and Central America is identified as conspecific with the cultivated Phaseolus vulgaris. The exact origin of the common cultivated bean has not certainly been known. Evidence from comparative morphology, geographic distribution, ecology, genetic relationship, and archeologic history all indicate the wild vines are progenitors of the common American bean. Collections of both wild and cultivated seeds graphically illustrate the evolution of the cultivated… CONTINUE READING
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