Taxonomy of the genusGlycine, domestication and uses of soybeans

  title={Taxonomy of the genusGlycine, domestication and uses of soybeans},
  author={Theodore Hymowitz and Christine A. Newell},
  journal={Economic Botany},
The genusGlycine has had a stormy taxonomic history. Recent studies of herbarium specimens and cytological and morphological analyses of living collections, coupled with chemotaxonomic investigations, have made it necessary to revise the genus. In the first part of this paper the current taxonomic status of the genusGlycine is reviewed.The soybean was domesticated in China. It is unfortunate that the literature concerned with the antiquity and historical development of the soybean is obscured… 

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