Useful Plants of Neotropical Origin: And Their Wild Relatives

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This book deals with useful plants of neotropical origin, i.e., plants which have been cultivated in Southern and Central America as well as their wild relatives. Quite a number of these trees and bushes have "conquerred" the world as early as 400 years ago and are nowadays of utmost importance for feeding the increasing world population (e.g., potatoes). It has been estimated that about 150 such useful plants stem from the "New World." This book does not only describe the current theories about their domestication, cultivation, and evolution; it also discusses biotechnological methods for improving their productivity. About the German edition: ..". One of the most interesting and recurring themes of this book concerns some little-known species of potential value which may well become important to a future which is certain to present us with serious problems, at least as far as alimentation is considered. Brucher's book is absolutely up to date in the taxonomic and nomenclatural sense..." "Excerpta Botanica"#1

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This book deals with useful plants of neotropical origin, i.e., plants which have been cultivated in Southern and Central America as well as their wild relatives. Quite a number of these trees and bushes have "conquerred" the world as early as 400 years ago and are nowadays of utmost importance for feeding the increasing world population (e.g., potatoes). It has been estimated that about 150 such useful plants stem from the "New World." This book does not only describe the current theories about their domestication, cultivation, and evolution; it also discusses biotechnological methods for improving their productivity. About the German edition: ..". One of the most interesting and recurring themes of this book concerns some little-known species of potential value which may well become important to a future which is certain to present us with serious problems, at least as far as alimentation is considered. Brucher's book is absolutely up to date in the taxonomic and nomenclatural sense..." "Excerpta Botanica"#1

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Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publish Date: Dec 2011
ISBN-13: 9783642733154
ISBN-10: 3642733158
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 296
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.5 x 0.75
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