Category Archives: plants that move around the world

ABD guide to origins of bread wheat. by Andrew Ormerod

Imagine bread wheat is built up of building blocks of genetic information, inherited from three ancestors, known as ‘Genomes’.  Two building blocks known as the A and B genome were inherited following a chance hybridization between an ancestral wheat, Einkorn … Continue reading

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Where do Crop Plants Come from by Andrew Ormerod

Plants which are now important to man in one part of the world in some cases have traveled 1000 of miles from where they were first domesticated. This has partly arisen due to demographic differences around the world and sometimes … Continue reading

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Beanz meanz ……. BITS by Andrew Ormerod in conversation with Colin Leakey

One of our favourite legume dishes in the UK are tinned baked beans, which have increased in popularity after World War II. They are a popular and durable food made from a form of the common bean Phaseolus vulgaris originating … Continue reading

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