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Agricultural improvement and the rise of crop breeding

Denis J. Murphy

in People, Plants and Genes: The Story of Crops and Humanity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207145
eISBN:
9780191708893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207145.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

The Renaissance provided some stimulus to European agriculture but a far more profound phenomenon after 1550 CE was a ‘neonaissance’ involving the creation and publishing de novo of reliable ... More


Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Stephen B. Brush

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This book defines the dimensions of crop diversity and questions surrounding it. Understanding the nature of crop diversity and its fate in the modern world is an international scientific enterprise ... More


Maintaining Crop Diversity On-Farm and Off

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the conservation of crop resources, with a focus on in situ, or on-farm, conservation. A number of different strategies are proposed to promote in situ conservation. One ... More


The Farmer's Place in Crop Evolution: Selection and Management

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the nature of farmer selection using material from research on wheat diversity in Turkey. It discusses how the application of Mendelian genetics to crop improvement, coupled ... More


A Naturalist's View of Crop Diversity

Stephen B. Brush

in Farmers' Bounty: Locating Crop Diversity in the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100495
eISBN:
9780300130140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100495.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter describes some of the ways in which crop diversity has been used to address larger issues about human and agricultural evolution. Recognition and management of crop varieties are part of ... More


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