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Human Influences on Plant Evolution

Herbert G. Baker
Vol. 21, No. 3 (Feb. 1, 1971), p. 108
DOI: 10.2307/1295387
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Topics: Plants, Weeds, Evolution, Food crops, Humans, Species, Sustainable agriculture
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Direct human influence on plants includes selection for desirable traits, detoxification of the edible portion of the plant, and replacement of a perennial by an annual habit for human convenience in harvesting crops. The significance of man's impact on plant evolution is potentially explosive and demands immediate attention.

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