chapter  1
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Landmark Research in Oilseed Crops

Oilseed crops and human civilization have coevolved in a symbiotic way since ancient time. Soybean, a staple food in China, was domesticated there more than 5000 years ago (Chapter 2). Sesame seed was also known in ancient times, and rapeseed was mentioned in the Indian

Sanskrit

writings from 2000

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