Vavilovian Mimicry: Nikolai Vavilov and His Little-Known Impact on Weed Science

@inproceedings{McElroy2014VavilovianMN,
  title={Vavilovian Mimicry: Nikolai Vavilov and His Little-Known Impact on Weed Science},
  author={J. Scott McElroy},
  booktitle={Weed Science},
  year={2014}
}
Abstract Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov was an early 20th century Russian plant scientist who was killed by Joseph Stalin in 1943 for his adherence to basic genetic principles. Vavilov is well known within plant breeding and plant evolutionary biology circles, yet the science of Vavilov is just as important to the field of weed science. Specifically, Vavilov proposed that certain weeds adapted to weed control practices to survive in prehistorical agrarian societies. Most would refer to this adaption… Expand
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