Origin and domestication of Lactuca sativa L.

I.M. de Vries

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The domestication of lettuce, Lactuca sativa L. is described on the basis of literature study. The centre of origin is discussed. A historical survey is made of the distribution of the groups of Lactuca cultivars over the world.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-174
JournalGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1997


  • crop-weed complex
  • domestication
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • lettuce
  • origin


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