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Domestication and diversity in Manioc (Manihot esculenta Crantz ssp. esculenta, Euphorbiaceae)

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Recent work reviewed here offers new insights into the evolution of manioc (Manihot esculenta) under domestication and contributes to current scientific efforts aimed at documenting forms of environmental management, local knowledge systems, and cultural practices that enhance genetic diversity. This work shows that human and natural selection jointly shape manioc diversity through (1) the overall cultivation system, which is highly adapted to environmental pressures; (2) the knowledge, categ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1086/593119

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Linacre College
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Institution:
"Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France"
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French Ministry of Research More from this funder
French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development More from this funder
European Commission More from this funder
French Genetic Resources Bureau (Bureau de Resources Génétiques) More from this funder
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University of Chicago Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Current Anthropology Journal website
Volume:
49
Issue:
6
Pages:
1119-1128
Publication date:
2008-12-01
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EISSN:
1537-5382
ISSN:
0011-3204
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2009-03-02

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