Lecture 2_8.29.11 - Plant Origin and Improvement Plant...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–9. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Plant Origin and Improvement
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Plant Origin Hunter/Gatherer of food → producer Places of origin Near East/Africa, China/SE Asia, Mexico, S. America
Background image of page 2
Evidence of agricultural villages & plant domestication 8000-9000 B.C. in fertile crescent Wheat, barley, lentil, chickpea, oats, date, grape, olive, almond, fig, pomegranate Plant Origin
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
~4000 B.C. central Africa Coffee, sorghum, millet, cowpea, yams, oil palm Plant Origin
Background image of page 4
~4000 B.C. China Millet, chestnuts, hazelnuts, peach, apricot, mullberry, soybean, rice Plant Origin
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
5000-7000 B.C. Mexico Maize, sweet potato, tomato, cotton, pumpkin, pepper, squash, beans, papaya, avocado, pineapple Plant Origin
Background image of page 6
As early as 6000 B.C. in S. America (western coast) Snap & lima bean, potato, peanut, cacao, pineapple, cashew, papaya, avocado, Brazil nut, pepper, tobacco, guava, tomato, yam, manioc, squash Plant Origin
Background image of page 7

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Plant Improvement Wild plants modern crops Dispersion Animals Human
Background image of page 8
Image of page 9
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course HOS 1014 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.

Page1 / 16

Lecture 2_8.29.11 - Plant Origin and Improvement Plant...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 9. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online