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Origin and Geography of Cultivated Plants

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  • Date Published: June 2009
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521111591

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  • The work of Nickolay Ivanovich Vavilov has formed the basis of much of the study of plant genetic resources that is carried out. In recognition of his contribution to plant science, and to commemorate the centenary of his birth, a collection of all of Vavgilov's works on the origin and geography of cultivated plant species was published in Russian in 1987. This English translation sees the publication of these seminal papers in their original form, but not original language, for the first time. The structure of the book, with papers arranged in chronological order from 1920 to 1940, provides a unique opportunity to retrace both the development Vavilov's theories on cultivated plants and his gradual creation of a definite terminology. the book will be of great interest to all those concerned with the development of cultivated plant species, not only in terms of the history of this discipline and its status, but also its future direction.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521111591
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. On the Eastern centers of origin of cultivated plants
    2. On the origin of cultivated plants
    3. Centers of origin of cultivated plants
    4. Geographical regularities in relation to the distribution of the genes of cultivated plants
    5. Universal centers of a wealth of types of cultivated plants
    6. The problem concerning the origin of cultivated plants as presently understood
    7. The problem concerning the origin of agriculture in the light of recent research
    8. The role of Central Asia in the origin of cultivated plants
    9. Mexico and Central America as a basic center of origin of cultivated plants in the New World
    10. The plant resources of the world and the work performed the the All Union Institute of Plant Industry toward their utilization
    11. The world centers of origin of agriculture and the soil map of the world
    12. Soviet science and the study of the problem concerning the origin of domesticated animals
    13. Problems concerning new crops
    14. The present state of worldwide agriculture and agricultural sciences
    15. The plant resources of the world and their utilization for socialistic agriculture
    16. Plant resources of the world and the mastering thereof
    17. The phyto-geographical basis for plant breeding
    18. Asia - the source of species
    19. Plant resources of the world and their utlization for plant breeding
    20. The important agricultural crops of pre-Columbian America and their mutual relationship
    21. Reply to the article by G. N. Shlykov, 'formal genetics and consistent Darwinism
    22. The theory of the origin of cultivated plants after Darwin
    23. Introduction of plants during the Soviet era and its results
    24. New data on the cultivated flora of china and its importance for Soviet plant breeding
    25. A letter to S. M. Bukasov

  • Author

    N. I. Vavilov


    Doris Love

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