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Unformatted text preview: o Origin of cultivated plants-Charles Darwin (1809-1882) o British naturalist o Theories of evolution and natural selection o Origin of the species (1857)-Nikolai I. vavilov o Russian botanist (1887-1943) o Law of homologous series in variation (1920) Theory of centers of origin Center of diversity = center of origin-plant species not uniform-8 primary world centers FRUITS China: -Pear-Chinese apple-Peach-Apricot-Cherry-Walnut-Lichi India:-Mango-Orange-Tangerine-Citron-Tamarind-Banana-Breadfruit TOMATOS COME FROM SOUTH AMERICA. -native to the andes mountains PEPPERS COME FROM SOUTH AMERICA CORN COMES FROM the ANDES mountains and Guatemala (SOUTH & NORTH AMERICA) PINEAPPLE COMES FROM SOUTH AMERICA SQUASH COMES FROM SOUTH AMEIRCA BANANAS COME FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA (EASTERN INDIA) CACAO comes from North & South America...
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