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  Domestication
Domesticated animals, plants, and other organisms are those whose collective behavior, life cycle, or physiology has been altered as a result of their breeding and living conditions being under human control for multiple generations.
Hybrids can be wild, domesticated, or both: a liger is a hybrid of two wild animals, a mule is a hybrid of two domesticated animals, and a beefalo is a cross between a wild and a domestic animal.
The first domestic animal was probably the dog, possibly as early as 10000 BC in the Natufian culture of the Levant.
www.ibpassociation.org /encyclopedia/Biology/Domestication.php   (1986 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Agriculture
Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, and fiber by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals.
Domestication of plants is made in order to increase yield, disease resistance, drought tolerance, ease of harvest, and to improve the taste and nutritional value and many other characteristics.
Plant breeders use greenhouses and other techniques to get as many as three generations of plants per year, so that they can make improvements all the more quickly.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ag/Agriculture   (1060 words)

  
 Domestic Airfare
There is a separate List of domesticated animals that I plan to merged Domesticated animals with in accordance with the wikipedia naming conventions for lists.
Domestic terrorism is a phrase used to describe some acts of political violence within a state that are carried out or commissioned by forces inside or originating from that state, as opposed to external attacks.
Examples of recent domestic terrorism are the Oklahoma City bombing, the Atlanta Olympics pipebombing, the Sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, and David Copeland's nailbombing campaign against ethnic minorities and gays in London.
www.breadlike.com /pages7/25/domestic-airfare.html   (1555 words)

  
 List of domesticated plants
Old domesticated plant, found in countless variations throughout the Americas.
Has a very long history of domestication and is thought to be one of the first plants used for farming.
Plants in these categories are also included in some category mentioned above.
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 Easy Encyclopedia - Online Encyclopedia. Knowledge is Power
Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, and fiber by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals.
Domestication of plants is made in order to increase yield, disease resistance, drought tolerance, ease of harvest, and to improve the taste and nutritional value and many other characteristics.
Plant breeders use greenhouses and other techniques to get as many as three generations of plants per year, so that they can make improvements all the more quickly.
www.easyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/a/ag/agriculture.html   (1087 words)

  
 Plants of Eastern Guatemala
The banana is a large treelike plant with a perennial root from which the plant is perpetuated by sprouts or suckers.
In most groups of flowering plants, the phloem (food-conducting cells) is located outside the xylem (water-conducting cells) but in the Myrtales, it is the other way around with the phloem on the inside near the pith in the stems.
Plants of this genus are terrestrial and have elongated stems, fully developed roots, leaves with narrow petioles (leafstalks), and hairs that retard water loss by providing a dense covering.
www.mayaparadise.com /plantse.htm   (5212 words)

  
 Botany   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Not all plants are beneficial to weeds are a considerable problem in agriculture and botany provides some of the science in order to understand how to their impact.
Plants are convenient organisms in which fundamental (like cell division and protein synthesis for example) can be studied without ethical dilemmas of studying animals or humans.
Plants also provide us with many natural cotton wood paper linen vegetable oils some types of rope and rubber are just a few examples that often take for granted.
www.freeglossary.com /Botany   (1388 words)

  
 Agriculture - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Though there is evidence of earlier use of wild cereals, it wasn't until after 9,500 B.C. that the eight so-called founder crops of agriculture appear: first emmer and einkorn wheat, then hulled barley, peas, lentils, bitter vetch, chick peas and flax.
Evidence suggests that Maize was first domesticated in the Americas around 3000-2700 B.C. The potato, the tomato, the pepper, squash, several varieties of bean, and several other plants were also developed in the New World, as was extensive terracing of steep hillsides in much of Andean South America.
The most widely used modification is a herbicide resistance gene that allows plants to tolerate exposure to glyphosate, which is used to control weeds in the crop.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Agriculture   (2542 words)

  
 The world's top Botany websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
As with other life forms in biology, plant life can be studied at a variety of levels, from the molecular, genetic and biochemical level through to organelles, cells, tissues, organss and the biodiversity of whole plants.
Plants are convenient organisms in which fundamental processes (like cell division and protein synthesis for example) can be studied, without the ethical dilemmas of studying animals or humans.
Plants also provide us with many natural materials: cotton, wood, paper, linen, vegetable oils, some types of rope and rubber are just a few examples that we often take for granted.
www.websbiggest.com /dir-wiki.cfm/Top/Science/Biology/Botany   (1453 words)

  
 List of domesticated animals Summary
Domestic animals also tend to appear quite different from their wild ancestors, as animal breeders selected them for a variety of idiosyncratic traits in order to identify them easily as property.
This is a list of animals that have been domesticated by humans.
To be considered domesticated, a population of animals must have their behavior, life cycle, or physiology systemically altered as a result of being under humans control for many generations.
www.bookrags.com /List_of_domesticated_animals   (1442 words)

  
 Agriculture | Topic Definition | Find the Meaning and Define the Answer of Agriculture
Archaeobotanists have identified that the cultivation and selection of specific characteristics such as a semi-tough rachis and larger seeds (such that there were genetic changes in the plants) took place soon after the Younger Dryas in the early Holocene in the Levant region of the Fertile Crescent.
There is earlier evidence: for example grains of rye with domestic traits have been recovered from Epi-Palaeolithic contexts at Abu Hureyra in Syria, but this appears to be a localised phenomenon resulting from cultivation of stands of wild rye, rather than a definitive step towards domestication.
Most certainly there was a gradual transition from a hunter-gatherer economy to an agricultural one via a lengthy period when some crops were deliberately planted and other foods were gathered from the wild.
www.thefreeencyclopedia.com /definition/word.aspx?w=Agriculture   (1940 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Agriculture Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Increasingly, besides food for humans and animal feeds, agriculture produces goods such as cut flowers, ornamental and nursery plants, fertilizers, animal hides, leather, industrial chemicals (starch, ethanol, and plastics), fibers (cotton, wool, hemp, and flax), fuels (methane, biodiesel, biomass), and both legal and illegal drugs (biopharmaceuticals, tobacco, marijuana, opium, cocaine).
The practice of agriculture is often used to distinguish the neolithic period from earlier parts of the stone age.
Domestication of plants is done in order to increase yield, disease resistance, drought tolerance, ease of harvest, and to improve the taste and nutritional value and many other characteristics.
www.ipedia.com /agriculture.html   (1514 words)

  
 Alpro soya - Soya, the plant’s history and growth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The domestication of the soya bean began in China, at least 3.000 years ago, when farmers in the eastern half of northern China started planting the fl or brown seeds of a wild recumbent vine.
Why they did this is unclear; plants that lie on the ground are hard to cultivate, and the seeds of the wild soya bean are tiny, hard, and, unless properly prepared, indigestible.
Soya beans are grown as a row crop, planted in May or June, and harvested with a grain combine in the fall.
www.sojanet.com /plant_and_food/history/_en-UK/index.html   (836 words)

  
 Use and potential of wild plants in farm households
The term is contrasted with "cultivated" or "domesticated" plants or plant species that have arisen through human action, such as selection or breeding, and that depend on management for their continued existence.
For example, many of the plant species of the Mayan home gardens are native wild species of the Yucatán peninsula, mainly tall trees that are left to stand when the forest is cut down to establish a new home garden.
Moreover, these plants may grow spontaneously from seeds or other propagules that are either already present in the home garden or naturally dispersed in the home garden from the nearby forest or from neighbouring home gardens.
www.fao.org /docrep/003/w8801e/w8801e02.htm   (2040 words)

  
 Provamel - Soya, the plant’s history and growth
The whole story of the domestication of the soya bean began in China, at least 3.000 years ago, when farmers in the eastern half of northern China started planting the fl or brown seeds of a wild recumbent vine.
Why they did this is unclear; plants that lie on the ground are hard to cultivate, and the seeds of the wild soya bean are tiny, hard, and, unless properly prepared, indigestible.
The soya bean plant supports colonies of micro-organisms that return rent in the form of soil-enriching nitrogen; this was an important point in a civilization that had been farming many of the same fields for thousands of years.
www.provamel.com /english/provamel-soy-history.htm   (920 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
This is a list of plants that have been domesticated by humans.
To be considered domesticated, a population of plants must have their behavior, life cycle, or appearance significantly altered as a result of being under humans control for multiple generations.
Plants in this list are organized by the original or primary purpose for which they were domesticated.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=List_of_domesticated_plants   (348 words)

  
 PCA: Wild Wealth
Plants drop their leaves, providing organic matter for the earthworms to eat; the earthworms churn up and aerate the soil, which improves plant growth.
Native plants and their habitats from Canada to Mexico are daily lost to development, pollution, overuse, over-collection.
Today, 5,000 plant species are considered vulnerable to extinction, and more than 600 are on the federal threatened and endangered species list.
www.nps.gov /plants/wildwealth.htm   (1592 words)

  
 AGRICULTURE : Encyclopedia Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Though there is evidence of earlier use of wild cereals, it was not until after 9500 BC that the eight so-called founder crops of agriculture appear: first emmer and einkorn wheat, then hulled barley, peas, lentils, bitter vetch, chick peas and flax.
The potato, the tomato, the pepper, squash, several varieties of bean, and several other plants were also developed in the New World, as was extensive terracing of steep hillsides in much of Andean South America.
Plant selection and breeding in the 1920s and 1930s improved pasture (grasses and clover) in New Zealand.
bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Agriculture   (2471 words)

  
 Agriculture - Glasgledius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Increasingly, besides food for humans and animal feeds, agriculture produces goods such as cut flowers, ornamental and nursery plants, fertilizers, animal hides[?], leather, industrial chemicals (starch, ethanol, and plastics), fibers (cotton, wool, hemp, and flax), and fuels (ethanol, methane, biodiesel).
Electricity can be generated from methane gas of animal waste or from burning field waste and specially grown crops (biomass).
Its introduction is often used to distinguish the neolithic period from earlier parts of the stone age.
www.glasglow.com /e2/ag/Agriculture.html   (1035 words)

  
 The Mythopoet's Manual - Culture
These hunting foragers get some nutrition from plants they gather, but most of their nourishment and most of the clothing and other equipment they need to survive they gather from the animal they stalk year-round.
After the Mesolithic age came the Neolithic, during which various weeds were domesticated, pottery was developed to hold the starchy seeds produced by domesticated plants, and so on.
Plants are altogether more malleable to human cultivation and we cannot make such a brief list of domesticated plants.
www.rpgmud.com /WorldBuilding/Mythopoets/tmm-Culture.html   (10601 words)

  
 City of Golden Valley - Environment - Native Plants
While planting one or two native plants is a welcome addition to the urban landscape, planning an entire garden takes thought and preparation.
A sample design, a conceptual drawing, and a native plant species list is provided for each of the gardens, including the evergreen shaded garden, the native shade garden, the prairie garden, the suburban garden, and the wet meadow garden.
Wetlands were drained and filled, turf grass and farms replaced native plants, and domesticated trees and foreign plants were planted extensively.
www.ci.golden-valley.mn.us /environment/nativeplants.htm   (1215 words)

  
 Finance Choices - Personal Finance Wiki
Though there is evidence of earlier use of wild cereals, it was not until after 9500 BC that the eight so-called founder crops of agriculture appear: first emmer and einkorn wheat, then hulled barley, peas, lentils, bitter vetch, chick peas and flax.
The potato, the tomato, the pepper, squash, several varieties of bean, Canna and several other plants were also developed in the New World, as was extensive terracing of steep hillsides in much of Andean South America.
Plant selection and breeding in the 1920s and 1930s improved pasture (grasses and clover) in New Zealand.
www.financechoices.co.uk /personal-finance-wiki.php?title=Agriculture   (2716 words)

  
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List of monasteries dissolved by Henry VIII of England
List of Judicial Committees of the Privy Council and House of Lords cases
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 Site Contents at the free Online Encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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List of countries involved in World War II
In a household, clothes hangers are the single one item that you own the most of, yet no one can name even one brand?
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 Agriculture - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
A farmer in Germany working the land in the traditional way, with a horse and plough
The practice of agriculture is also known as "farming," while scientists, inventors and others devoted to improving farming methods and implements are also said to be engaged in agriculture.
Early in the century, it took one American farmer to produce food for 2.5 people, where today, due to engineering technology (also, plant breeding and agrichemicals), a single farmer can feed over 130 people [1].
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/a/g/r/Agriculture.html   (2452 words)

  
 domestic merchant account Resources & Information - domestic merchant account
His team spent many years breeding the silver fox (Vulpes vulpes) and selecting only those individuals domestic merchant account that showed the least fear of humans.
Flexible diet - Creatures that are willing to consume a wide variety of food sources and can live off less cumulative food from the food pyramid are less expensive to keep in captivity.
An essay on the effects of domestication on ecology and civilization
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