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Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The taxonomy of the genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Capsicum</i>.

This chapter covers the origin, evolution, taxonomy and geographical distribution (once endemic to the Americas, but is now distributed throughout the world, including Asia and Africa) of domesticated and wild Capsicum species, including C. annuum var. annuum, C. chinense, C. frutescens, C....

Author(s)
Eshbaugh, W. H.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845937676)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The origin and history of soybean.

The different theories of origin, classification and distribution of perennial and wild species in Asia especially in China, in America and the rest of the world, use, breeding and cultivation, products, and processing of soyabean are discussed.

Author(s)
Qiu LiJuan; Chang RuZhen
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936440)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The background to the subject: concepts and a brief history.

This chapter provides an overview of the organization of the study and conservation of genetic resources, the geographical basis of the distribution of the natural and cultivated populations of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) in the Americas and their history, the cultivated populations in the Old World...

Author(s)
Bartley, B. G. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996196)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Defoliators of palms.

This chapter describes the major orders of chewing insects that are of primary significance as plant defoliators, i.e. the exopterygote orders Orthoptera and Phasmida and the endopterygote orders Lepidoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera and Hymenoptera. All but the last two orders are significant on palms...

Author(s)
Howard, F. W.; Moore, D.; Giblin-Davis, R. M.; Abad, R. G.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993263)
Type
Book chapter