This is an expanded completely rewritten and updated new edition of Professor Hawkes definitive botany of the tuber-bearing solanums (potatoes) last revised in 1963. Professor Hawkes is the leading world authority on the history of botany genetics and breeding of the potato and this work encapsulates a lifetimes distinguished botanical work. There are descriptions of over 220 species of wild and cultivated potato which give full details of taxonomy characterstics and range. Introductory chapters cover the history of the species their breeding and genetics cytology and evolution ecology and geographical distribution and detailed taxonomic descriptions. This is an essential reference work for all scientists concerned with this major food crop.
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