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A Plant Breeder's History of the World

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Science  23 Jul 2010:
Vol. 329, Issue 5990, pp. 391-392
DOI: 10.1126/science.1192333

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Hybrid The History and Science of Plant Breeding by Noel Kingsbury University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2009. 509 pp. $35, £24. ISBN 9780226437040.


Drawing on historical and scientific accounts, Kingsbury traces the use of selective breeding and hybridization in attempts to make plants more reliable, productive, and nutritious.