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Maize is an example of a cultigen

Cultigen is the name given to organisms, particularly cultivated plants such as the banana that do not have a wild or uncultivated counterpart. It is a species that was domesticated (grown and selected by humankind) from so far back in antiquity, and has undergone such drastic transformation under prehistoric human selection, that the plant's ancestry is essentially unknown.

See also Domestication of plants.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Cultigen para niños

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