The Ancient Potato Of The Future

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Solanum jamesii, also known as the Four Corners potato, is a unique type of potato for several reasons. With its relatively small size compared to other tubers (a category of vegetable) and its ability to withstand changing weather and diseases, the Four Corners has sustained Indigenous Americans for thousands of years. Additionally, its taste is said to be better and more nutritious. With these factors, a group consisting of an ecologist, an archaeologist, a geneticist, and a nutritionist are trying to determine the possibility of domestication and breeding. Read full article here

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