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Author Nayar, N. M. (Narayanan Madhavan), 1933- author

Title The coconut : phylogeny, origins, and spread / N. Madhavan Nayar
Published London : Academic Press, 2017
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Contents Front Cover; THE COCONUT: Phylogeny, Origins,and Spread; THE COCONUT: Phylogeny, Origins,and Spread; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS AND DEFINITIONS; Abbreviations; PREHISTORY/HISTORY ABBREVIATIONS; DEFINITIONS; GEOLOGICAL TIMESCALE; TIMELINE: COCONUT PHYLOGENY VIS-À-VIS PLATE TECTONICS/ CONTINENTAL DRIFT; INTRODUCTION; 1 -- The Coconut in the World; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. CONTRIBUTIONS OF COCONUTS TO THE FOOD ECONOMY; 2.1 Present Global Production Trends; 2.2 The Declining Trends in Coconut and Coconut Oil Uses; 2.3 Causes of Decline in Coconut Use; 2.4 Consumption Patterns
2 -- Early History, Lore, and Economic Botany1. INTRODUCTION; 2. ETHNOBOTANY OF PALMS; 3. PACIFIC OCEAN ISLANDS; 3.1 General; 3.2 Peopling the Pacific: The Role of the Coconut; 4. ECONOMIC BOTANY OF THE COCONUT; 5. INDIAN OCEAN; 5.1 General; 5.2 The Coconut in Social and Religious Context; 5.3 Origin of the Coconut; 5.4 Other Rituals; 5.5 The Roman Connection; 6. ATLANTIC OCEAN; 3 -- Taxonomy and Intraspecific Classification; 1. HISTORY OF COCONUT TAXONOMY; 2. CLASSIFICATION OF TRIBE COCOSEAE; 2.1 Subtribe Bactridinae; 2.2 Subtribe Elaeidinae; 2.3 Subtribe Attaleinae
2.6 Child, Purseglove, Whitehead, and Mahabale2.7 Harries' Views; 2.8 The Coconut in Australia; 3. ORIGIN OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN; 4. ATOLL ORIGINS AND ECOLOGY; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Atoll Origins; 4.3 Atolls and the Coconut; 5. PEOPLING POLYNESIA VIS-À-VIS THE FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEM; 5.1 Long Pause; 5.2 Colonization of East Polynesia; 5.3 Food Production Economy of the Pacific; 6. NATURAL DISSEMINATION OF THE COCONUT; 7. NEW GUINEA AS AN INDEPENDENT CENTER OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGINS; 7.1 Coconuts in Papua New Guinea; 8 -- Origins; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. PLACE OF ORIGIN; 2.1 Past Propositions
3. CHARACTER PRIMITIVENESS AND PROGRESSION IN THE PALM FAMILY4. INTRASPECIFIC VARIATION IN THE COCONUT; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Features of Coconut Classification; 4.2.1 Fewer Landraces; 4.2.2 Talls and Dwarfs; 4.2.3 Micros; 4.3 History of Variety Classification; 4.3.1 Classical Classification; 4.3.2 Ecotype and Morphotype; 4.3.3 Molecular Biology Characterization; 4.3.4 Niu Kafa and Niu Vai; 4.4 Variety Classification; 4.5 Cataloguing the Variability; 4.6 General Observations; 4 -- Paleobotany and Archeobotany; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. FOSSILS FROM NEW ZEALAND; 3. FOSSILS FROM INDIA
4. FOSSILS FROM OTHER REGIONS5. PALEOPALYNOLOGY; 6. ARCHEOBOTANY; 6.1 Introduction; 5 -- Phylogeny; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. MOORE'S CLASSIFICATION; 3. PHYLOGENY OF THE COCOSOID/COCOSEAE PALMS; 4. COMMENTARY; 6 -- Biogeography; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. AGE AND LINEAGE DIFFERENTIATION OF PALMS; 3. EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES; 7 -- Origins: Past Observations; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. REVIEW OF LITERATURE; 2.1 De Condolle's Views; 2.2 American Origin of the Coconut; 2.3 The Opposing Views on American Origin; 2.4 Beccari's Views; 2.5 The Indian Ocean-Western Pacific Ocean Region as Center of Origin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Coconut.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0128097787
0128097795 (electronic bk.)
9780128097786
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