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Care of the SpeciesRaces of Corn and the Science of Plant Biodiversity$
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John Hartigan Jr.

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780816685301

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816685301.001.0001

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Selfing

Selfing

The Sexual History of a Species

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(p.87) 4 Selfing
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Care of the Species
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John Hartigan Jr.

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816685301.003.0004

Chapter Four goes inside the lab, examining the genetic techniques by which the razas de maíz are broken down into mapping populations—more manageable samples of genetic structure and material. The initial focus is on the technique of selfing plants and the recent sexual history of maize, using these as the basis for transposing “care of the self” to “care of the species.”

Keywords:   Multispecies plants nonhumans ethnography race science studies Mexico taxonomy biodiversity maize

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