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Researchers spent decades trying to identify the ancestor of modern corn and believe that teosinte is the likely plant.
What is the value of knowing the ancestor of corn or other domesticated crops?
The domestication of wheat, rice, and corn formed the basis for civilizations in the Near East, the Far East, and the New World.
What characteristics of these cereal crops are so valuable that they formed the basis for civilization?
Foraging and lawn grasses often have different vegetative and reproductive characteristics than the cereal crops.
Are there any characteristics of forage or lawn grasses that would be of value in a food crop?
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