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Introduction to the Botany of Field Crops

Nature volume 143, pages 617618 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation

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THE plants making up the miscellany known as ‘field crops’ are distributed throughout the families of the flowering plants almost haphazard. The qualities which make them valuable in industry or as food for man or stock, such characters as the production of fleshy roots or shoots, starchy or oily seeds, long fibres, etc., are usually of little or no importance to the botanist tracing phylogenetic relationships (although when correlated with wider ecological and soil studies they may be of fundamental interest) and, in consequence, the study of field crop plants has been seriously neglected by academic botanists.

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