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Kevin M Folta
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Crop Domestication-- Wild Weeds to Modern Food
Audience: Elementary School
Description: Where did your food come from, not just from the farm, but also from time? Our modern crops have been highly influenced by humans. Directed and incidental selection, eventually coupled to breeding, have improved wild plant products with marginal utility into the pelthora of varieties we enjoy today. This presentation takes us introduction of basic plant forms and then shows how humans have intervened in their improvement. What a long way we have come!

Subject Areas: Agriculture
Biotechnology
Life Sciences
Plant Sciences
Keywords: crop domestication
genetics
Plant breeding
Plant improvement
selection
Duration: 1 hour or less
Fee: No Cost

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