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Title

Further archaeological evidence on the effects of teosinte introgression in the evolution of modern maize
Document Type: Journal
Author(s): W. C. Galinat ; R. J. Ruppe
Publication Year: 1961

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Euchlaena mexicana
  • evolution
  • Mexico
  • New Mexico
  • Tripsacum
  • Zea
  • Zea mays
  • Zea mexicana
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 32388
Tall Timbers Record Number: 6476
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Abstract only
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Another large and significant collection of prehistoric maize cobs (Zea Mays L.) with Tripsacoid characteristics that are indicative of introgression from either Tripsacum spp. or its maize derivative, teosinte (Zea mexicana Reeves and Mangelsdorf), has been provided by the archaeologist, who is the junior author, for botanical analysis. Although there have been about a dozen other collections of prehistoric Tripsacoid cobs from northwestern Mexico and southwestern United States, the present material, which comes from Cebollita Cave in New Mexico, is the first large (2575 cobs), stratified (five levels) collection to become available for statistical treatment.

Citation:
Galinat, W. C., and R. J. Ruppe. 1961. Further archaeological evidence on the effects of teosinte introgression in the evolution of modern maize. Botanical Museum Leaflets, Harvard University, v. 19, no. 8, p. 163.