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Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

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Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants - Taiz, Lincoln, and Taiz, Lee
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Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was put to good use during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In stark contrast, sex in plants wasn't discovered until the late 17th century, long after the domestication of crop plants. Even after its discovery, the "sexual theory" continued to be hotly debated and lampooned for another 150 years, pitting the "sexualists" against the "asexualists". Why was the notion of sex in plants so contentious for so long? "Flora Unveiled" is ...

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Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants 2017, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190490263

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