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1. (of animals) living independently of man; not domesticated or tame
2. (of plants) growing in a natural state; not cultivated
3. living in a savage or uncivilized way
4. (of a card, such as a joker or deuce in some games) able to be given any value the holder pleases
5. a desolate, uncultivated, or uninhabited region
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They rinsed off the sediment and discovered human and animal figurines, fish bones and charred bits of wild barley, lentil, grass peas, emmer wheat (which is rarely grown today because of its low yield) and other ancestors of crop plants.
Genetic and epigenetic instabilities induced by tissue culture in wild barley (Hordeum brevisubulatum (Trin.
In the course of doctoral research carried out by Guoxiong Chen, which began at the University of Haifa in 2000 under the supervision of Nevo, the Chinese doctoral student found a mutation of wild barley in the Judean Desert that was significantly smaller than regular wild barley.
Collecting and processing wild barley seeds requires tremendous effort, and at the time of the transition to agriculture, barley was not the only exploitable food resource - in fact many others were probably more accessible.
We previously identified QTLs for resistance to these foliar diseases in the wild barley accession OUH602 using OUH602/ Harrington RILs (Yun et al.
They are looking better now that a tough wild barley has something to do with it.
The inventors of agriculture in western Asia probably walked through patches of wild barley and wheat during summer months and scooped handfuls of ripened grains off the ground.
Around 8,000BC, man picked wild barley and wheat then farmed them.
Meat eaters will find the New York steak ($31) juicy and good-tasting, the meat loaf ($16) a homey hunk of seasoned ground beef coupled with pureed potatoes, and the lamb shank ($22) with wild barley a basically satisfying meal.
To test flammability, Sunset set up a fire-safe site last June and used a propane torch to ignite several clumps each of two native perennial bunch grasses and two common annual weed grasses--wild oats and wild barley.
Wild barley (Hordeum spotaneum) is one of the most important weed in wheat production area in southern Iran.