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cultigen

[′kəl·tə·jən]
(biology)
A cultivated variety or species of organism for which there is no known wild ancestor. Also known as cultivar.
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With one exception, components of galactogenic foods are plants, and most are cultigens.
The term "crop plant" will be used throughout this article as a more general term to include all cultigens.
West Africa, however, presents distinctive characteristics, especially in terms of its cultigens, far removed from the modes and timing of the North African examples.
In stark contrast to this regional pattern, contemporary plant and animal remains from Sitel2Fr336 exhibit continued reliance on a mixed subsistence base emphasizing indigenous cultigens, with only sporadic use of maize, augmented by a traditional pattern of faunal exploitation.
The Pharmacologic, Ecologic and Social Implication of Using Non cultigens.
in Journal of Archaeological Science, 2006) and taro and sweet potato micro-fossils from Pitcairn Island (southeast Polynesia) (Horrocks and Weisler, in Pacific Science, 2006a, in Journal of Archaeological Science, 2006b), indicating that micro-fossil research has utility for researching economically important cultigens in certain Oceanic contexts.
1999 The agronomy of memory and the memory of agronomy: ritual conservation of archaic cultigens in contemporary farming systems.
Yet in Structure 12M-3 the presence of a high diversity of resources, particularly those recognised as food cultigens, along with high incidences of fuel woods, are consistent with an area of food preparation.
Remember that AgLoss measures the amount of rice crops that was destroyed; since rice cultigens for planting are normally saved from the previous year's harvest, higher crop losses in the previous year could mean that households do not have sufficient rice seeds to plant a larger field in the current season.
3) suggest the central theme is 'migration' and subsequent transformation, with 'migration' corresponding to the French meaning of circulation, 'the movement of persons, practices, ideas, objects, cultigens and so on.
We know the history of some of these exchanges--the Columbian exchange, for example, that brought New World cultigens to Eurasia.
The chapters on agriculture also describe, in detail, the historical use of a considerable number of cultigens other than rice, both endemic and introduced, including cash crops such as pepper, the adopted cultivation of which (initially by Ma'anyan Dayaks) "instantly put Banjarmasin on seventeenth-century European maps," but also brought early environmental degradation and diseases in its wake.