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Chapter 7 - Why are some plants so different in...

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Chapter 7- How to Make an Almond How did plants become domesticated? - plants adapt to make itself more useful o unconscious process (not the people themselves) birds would take seeds and spread them around o became highly scientific process - criteria for adapting o perceptible and invisible qualities o size: prefer larger fruit o taste (bitterness?) o fiber o seedless - farming changed environment for plants o changes of plants under domestication resulted from changes in conditions
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Unformatted text preview: Why are some plants so different in domestication ability? -earliest plants had some of the biggest advantages o already edible o easily grown and grew quickly o could be easily harvested and stored o required few genetic changes mutant plants -many later stage trees and plants had to be cross-pollinated with another plant o this delayed domestication of apples, pears, plums, cherries, etc until later -...
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