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Published: 19 July 2007

426 Pages | 48 line illustrations, 4 halftones, tables


ISBN: 9780199207145

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People, Plants and Genes

The Story of Crops and Humanity

Denis J Murphy

  • Written by an experienced lecturer and plant molecular biologist, who has worked extensively on crop improvement and has long-standing interests in the history of agriculture and the applications of modern biotechnology.
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the complex story of human-plant interactions, from the hunter-gatherers of the Palaeolithic Era, through to the 21st century and the molecular genetic manipulation of crops.
  • Incorporates the latest genomic studies to explain the history of crop plant domestication.
  • Demonstrates how our new understanding of plant genomes is set to usher in a new phase in plant breeding.