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  • adjective Not shattering


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  • Because the gene for nonshattering is recessive, the selection of nonshattering types should be rapid, and true breeding should be immediate.

    1. African Rice

  • Partially domesticated in the distant past, this species is largely nonshattering - that is, it retains most of its grain so farmers can harvest them conveniently.

    13. Other Cultivated Grains

  • The main difference between the two is that the cultivated type has much larger grains and is nonshattering (holds its seeds).

    13. Other Cultivated Grains

  • This species was domesticated in the distant past and is a largely nonshattering plant that retains its grain so people can harvest it.

    Chapter 8

  • · Selecting nonshattering genotypes or developing techniques to overcome shattering.

    1. African Rice

  • Jojoba is nonshattering, there is enough delay between the time the seeds mature and the time they drop to allow for harvesting the crop.

    3 Production

  • But Old World archeological data indicates that nonshattering cereals appeared only gradually, and typically only after the emergence of another domestic trait: larger grain size.

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  • So the nonshattering trait might have lagged behind other domestic traits because it required an optimal combination of mutations that balanced seed retention for both harvesting and threshing.

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  • Why would the nonshattering trait emerge later than larger grain size?

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  • Artificial domestication experiments show that it is possible to breed nonshattering cereals quite quickly.

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