Studies on the Origin of Cultivated Plants

  title={Studies on the Origin of Cultivated Plants},
  author={William Bertram Turrill},
THE history of cultivated plants is a subject which has attracted many botanists, and numerous theories of their origin from one or more wild prototypes have been published. Until recently the conclusions of Alphonse de Candolle have been accepted with a minimum of critical revision. The great increase in genetical research and the marked desire of many geneticists to link their studies with other aspects of biology is, however, leading to renewed interest in the taxonomic and geographical… 

The origin of cultivated plants in Southeast Asia

Cultivated plants represent man's most important heritage, and we cannot afford to loose sight of this fact even in an age of great and rapid technological advancement. Among the world's major


  • B. Pickersgill
  • Biology
    Evolution; international journal of organic evolution
  • 1971
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