Edited By: J Smartt and N Simmonds
496 pages, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables
This classic text provides comprehensive coverage of the world's major economically significant crop plants and their wild ancestors. Each chapter gives an introduction, cytotaxonomic background, early history, recent history and prospects for the crop concerned. The book has been thoroughly revised to take into account the new molecular techniques which have provided major advances in knowledge.
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