Unconscious selection and the evolution of domesticated Plants

@article{Zohary2008UnconsciousSA,
  title={Unconscious selection and the evolution of domesticated Plants},
  author={D. Zohary},
  journal={Economic Botany},
  year={2008},
  volume={58},
  pages={5-10}
}
  • D. Zohary
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • Economic Botany
Two types of selection operate (and complement each other) in plants under domestication: (a) conscious or intentional selection applied by the growers for traits of interest to them; (b) unconscious or automatic selection brought about by the fact that the plants concerned were taken from their original wild habitats and placed in new (and usually very different) human-made or human-managed environments. The shift in the ecology led automatically to drastic changes in selection pressures… Expand
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