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General References on World Food Crops

References by Topic

Unit 1 - Early Agriculture and Development
Unit 2 - Genetics, Evolution, & Selection
Unit 3 - Centers of Diversity & Crop Adaptation
Unit 4 - Classification of Crops and Their Role in Human Nutrition
Unit 5 - Genetic Resources and Biodiversity
Unit 6 - International Crop Improvement Strategies
Unit 7 - Wheat - Triticum aestivum and Related Species
Unit 8 - Rice
Unit 9 - Barley, Rye & Oats
Unit 10 - Soybean, Groundnut, and Dry Beans
Unit 11 - Maize
Unit 12 - Sorghum and Millets
Unit 13 - Sugarcane, Sugar beet
Unit 14 - Oil Crops
Unit 15 - Potato
Unit 16 - Cassava, Sweetpotato, and Yams
Unit 17 - Tomato, Cabbage, and other Vegetable Crops
Unit 20 - World Food Crops and Food Security

General References on World Food Crops

  • Charrier, A., M. Jacquot, S. Hamon, and D. Nichols. 2000. Tropical Plant Breeding. Science Publishers, Inc., USA, and CIRAD, France.
  • Chrispeels and Sadava. 2003. Plants, genes, and crop biotechnology, 2nd Ed. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Sudbury, MA.
  • Diamond, J. 1997. Guns, germs, and steel. Norton, NY.
  • Evans, L.T. 1993. Crop Evolution, Adaptation and Yield. Cambridge University Press.
  • Hallweil, B. 2004. Eat Here: Reclaiming homegrown pleasures in a global supermarket. A Worldwatch Book. W.W. Norton and Company, New York.
  • Hancock, J. 1992. Plant evolution and the origin of crop species. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
  • Harlan, J.R. 1992. Crops and Man, 2nd ed. American Soc. Agronomy, Madison, WI.
  • Holden, Peacock, and Williams. 1993. Genes, crops and the environment. Cambridge University Press.
  • Howard, P.L. 2003. Women and Plants: Gender Relations in Biodiversity Management and Conservation. Zed Books, Ltd., London and New York, in association with GTZ and IDRC.
  • Khan, E.J. 1985. The staffs of life. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA
  • Ladizinsky, G. 1998. Plant evolution under domestication. Kluwer academic publishers, Boston, MA
  • Levetin and McMahon. 2005. Plants and Society. 4th edition. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY.
  • Perkins., J.H. 1997. Geopolitics and the Green Revolution: Wheat, genes and the cold war. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.
  • Smartt and Simmonds. 1995. Evolution of Crop Plants. 2nd edition. Longman Scientific and Technical, Essex, England.

Origins of Agriculture

  • Bryant, V.M. 2003. Invisible clues to New World plant domestication. Science 299: 1029-1030.
  • Pipperno and Flannery. 2001. The earliest archeological maize from highland Mexico: new accelerator mass spectrometry dates and their implications. PNAS 98: 2101-2103.
  • Smith BD. 1997. The initial domestication of Cucurbita pepo in the Americas 10,000 years ago. Science 276: 932-934

Genetics, Evolution, & Selection

  • Falconer, D.S. and T.F.C. Mackay. 1996 Introduction to quantitative genetics, 4th edition. Longman, Essex, England.
  • Hancock, J. 1992. Plant evolution and the origin of crop species. Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
  • Ladizinsky, G. 1998. Plant evolution under domestication. Kluwer academic publishers, Boston, MA
  • Smartt and Simmonds. 1995. Evolution of Crop Plants. 2nd edition. Longman Scientific and Technical, Essex, England.

Centers of Diversity & Crop Adaptation

  • Douglas, C.L., D.J. Wysocki, J.F. Zuzel, R.W. Rickman, and B.L. Klepper. 1990. Agronomic zones for the dryland Pacific Northwest. Pacific Northwest Extension Publication, Washington, Oregon, Idaho State University Cooperative Extension Service.
  • Harlan, J.R. 1992. Crops and Man, 2nd ed. American Soc. Agronomy, Madison, WI.

Classification of Crops & Their Role in Human Nutrition

Genetic Resources & Biodiversity

International Crop Improvement Strategies

Perkins., J.H. 1997. Geopolitics and the Green Revolution: Wheat, genes and the cold war. Oxford University Press, NY, NY.

Wheat - Triticum aestivum & Related Species

Rice

Barley, Rye & Oats

  • Hayes, P.M., A. Castro, L. Marquez-Cedillo, A. Corey, C. Henson, B.L. Jones, J. Kling, D. Mather, I. Matus, C. Rossi, and K. Sato. 2003. Genetic diversity for quantitatively inherited agronomic and malting quality traits. In R. von Bothmer, H. Knüpffer, T. van Hintum, and K. Sato (eds.), Diversity in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam.
  • Nilan, R.A., and S.E. Ullrich. 1993. Barley: Taxonomy, origin, distribution, production, genetics, and breeding. In W. MacGregor and R.S. Bhatty (eds.) Barley chemistry and technology. American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc., St. Paul, MN.

Soybean, Groundnut, and Dry Beans

Maize

  • Berner, D.K., J.G. Kling, and B.B. Singh. 1995. Striga research and control: a perspective from Africa. Plant Disease 79:652-660.
  • Doebley, John. 1994. Genetics and the morphological evolution of maize. pp. 66-77 In M. Freeling and V. Walbot (eds.) The maize handbook, New York : Springer-Verlag.
  • Doswell, C.R., R.L. Paliwal, and R.P. Cantrell. 1996. Maize in the Third World. Winrock Development-Oriented Literature Series. Westview Press, Boulder, CO. 268 p.
  • Rooney, L. W. and S O. Serna-Saldívar. "Food Uses of Whole Corn and Dry-Milled Fractions." In Corn: Chemistry and Technology, ed. S. A. Watson and R. E. Ramstad. 399-429. St. Paul, MN: Amer. Assoc. Cereal Chemists, 1987.
  • Sprague, G.F. and J.W. Dudley. 1988. Corn and Corn Improvement. ASA, CSSA, and SSSA, Madison, WI.

Sorghum & Millets

  • Dendy, DAV. 1995. Sorghum and millets: chemistry and technology. Amer. Assoc. Cereal Chemists, St. Paul, MN

Sugarcane & Sugar beets

  • Feldmann, P., A. D'Hont, E. Guiderdoni, L. Grivet, and J.-C. Glaszmann. 2001. Sugarcane. In A. Charrier, M. Jacquot, S. Hamon, and D. Nicolas (eds.) Tropical Plant Breeding. CIRAD, France.
  • Hunsigi, G. 1993. Production of sugarcane: theory and practice. Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, New York.
  • Solbrig, O.T. and D.J. Solbrig. 1994. So shall you reap: farming and crops in human affairs. Island Press, Washington, DC.

Oil Crops

  • Hartley, C.W.S. 1988. The oil palm. Longman Scientific & Technical, UK.
  • Jaquemand, J-C., L. Baudouin, and J-M Noiret. Oil Palm. In A. Charrier, M. Jacquot, S. Hamon, and D. Nicolas (eds.) Tropical Plant Breeding. CIRAD, France.
  • Röbbelen, G., R.K. Downey, A. Ashri. 1989. Oil crops of the world: their breeding and utilization. McGraw-Hill, New York.

Potato

  • Harris, P. 1992. The potato crop. Chapman & Hall, London.

Cassava, Sweetpotato, & Yams

  • DeVries, J., G. Toenniessen. 2001. Securing the harvest: biotechnology, breeding and seed systems for African crops. CABI Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Hamon, P., R. Dumont, J. Zoundjihekpon, N. Ahoussou, and B. Tio-Touré. 2001. Yams. In A. Charrier, M. Jacquot, S. Hamon, and D. Nicolas (eds) Tropical Plant Breeding. SPI and CIRAD, France.
  • Raffaillac, Jean-Pierre, and G‚rard Second. 2001. Cassava. In A. Charrier, M. Jacquot, S. Hamon, and D. Nicolas (eds) Tropical Plant Breeding. SPI and CIRAD, France.

Tomato, Cabbage & other Vegetable Crops

  • Decoteau, D.R. 2000. Vegetable Crops. Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

World Food Crops & Food Security

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