cultigen


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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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The hand movements of the coffee farmers used to carry out the project were similar to those used in the field in pruning, cutting, weeding, or nurturing their cultigens.
With one exception, components of galactogenic foods are plants, and most are cultigens.
We argue that rice has great antiquity in peninsular Malaysia but does not appear to have become a dominant cultigen in the south, except among Minangkabau, until the nineteenth century.
Reinterpreting its symbolic and mythological value, Llosa links the iconography of the stone stelae to corn, the principal cultigen of formative American cultures.
However, unlike the better known Plains Village Pattern, these areas generally lack evidence for any cultigen other than maize and cultigens such as sunflowers, beans, squash, and tobacco.
The Native American agricultural legacy is more than a few hardy, tasty cultigen waiting to be 'cleaned up' genetically for consumers and then commercialized as novelty foods," he writes in Enduring Seeds (1989, Northpoint Press).
The international code of botanical nomenclature (ICBN), the international code of nomenclature for cultivated plants (ICNCP), and the cultigen.
Therefore, we checked variability within cultigen to determine whether PI accessions were more variable than inbred cultivars.
The evolutionary position of onion can be described merely by the soybean model [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED]: It is a cultigen, presumably domesticated from its close relative A.
Unlike most tropical Polynesian archipelagos, where agricultural production centred around taro and other root crops, the dominant cultigen in the Marquesas was (and is today) the breadfruit (Rolett, in press).
The most distantly related annual wild Cicer species from the cultigen are C.