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Crop Domestication in the Asia Pacific Region: A review

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Okemo, P., Wijesundra, U., Nakandala, U., Dillon, N. L., Chandora, R., Campbell, B., Smith, M., Hardner, C., Cadorna, C. A., Martin, G., Yahiaoui, N., Garsmeur, O., Pompidor, N., D’Hont, A. and Henry, R. J. (2024) Crop Domestication in the Asia Pacific Region: A review. Agriculture Communications . p. 100032. ISSN 2949-7981

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrcom.2024.100032

Publisher URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2949798124000085


Understanding crop domestication provides a basis for ongoing genetic improvement of crops, especially in the utilization of wild crop relatives as a source of new variation and may guide the domestication of new crops. The Asia Pacific region is home to most of the world’s human population and is a region in which many important crops were domesticated. Here we review the domestication of banana, citrus, coconut, macadamia, mango, millet, mungbean, rice, sugarcane and taro in the Asia Pacific region. These examples illustrate the importance of this region in the development of agriculture. The challenges of conservation of the genetic resources for these crops are exacerbated by the large human population and rapid economic development in the region. Advances in genetic technologies provide an opportunity for accelerated genetic improvement of these crops and the domestication of new crops.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:Domestication Wild crop relatives Cereals Pulses Fruit crops
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural economics
Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural education
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Field crops
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia
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