Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity
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evolution of plants (and animals) under cultivation
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Genome of Texas Longhorn, related breeds tells global history of human, cattle ... - Phys.Org

Genome of Texas Longhorn, related breeds tells global history of human, cattle ... - Phys.Org | Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity | Scoop.it
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New book links agricultural biodiversity and nutrition

New book links agricultural biodiversity and nutrition | Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity | Scoop.it
A new book Diversifying Diets: Using Agricultural Biodiversity to Improve Nutrition and Food Security published by Routledge/Earthscan in collaboration with Bioversity International is now available.

Via Luigi Guarino
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Opinion: Women - the primary link — AgriCultures Network

Opinion: Women - the primary link — AgriCultures Network | Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Fatou Batta looks at the key role women play in African
agriculture.They do more than 70% of the work on the land, and are responsible for almost all processing activities. But do we understand clearly enough the roles of rural women farmers?
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The high-quality draft genome of peach (Prunus persica) identifies unique patterns of genetic diversity, domestication and genome evolution : Nature Genetics : Nature Publishing Group

The high-quality draft genome of peach (Prunus persica) identifies unique patterns of genetic diversity, domestication and genome evolution : Nature Genetics : Nature Publishing Group | Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity | Scoop.it
The International Peach Genome Initiative reports the high quality draft genome sequence of peach (Prunus persica). They also resequenced ten additional P.
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Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees? : Bay ...

Are Agriculture's Most Popular Insecticides Killing Our Bees? : Bay ... | Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity | Scoop.it
They're used to coat the seeds of many agricultural crops, including the biggest crop of all: corn. Neonics, as they're called, protect those crops from insect pests. But they may also be killing bees.
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Natural Capital: Palm Oil and Deforestation

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palm oil destroys forests in indonesia http://t.co/V4yjVy2ZjX @DGromko #forests #palmoil #indonesia #biodiversity @worldresources
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Chinese pigs 'direct descendants' of first domesticated breeds

Chinese pigs 'direct descendants' of first domesticated breeds | Crop Evolution, Domestication, and Biodiversity | Scoop.it
Modern-day Chinese pigs are directly descended from ancient pigs which were the first to be domesticated in the region 10,000 years ago, a new archaeological and genetic study has revealed. (DNA shows pig domestication started in China 10k yr ago.
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