How we modified the genetics of wild cabbage
Different variations of cabbage exist reaching from cauliflower to brussels sprouts. How we modified the genetics of wild cabbage will blow your mind!
It is not clear yet, how wild cabbage was cultivated. Historic documents show that Romans and Greeks cultivated the archetype of cabbage. As cabbage has a high nutritional value (especially vitamin C), it was important to avoid scurvy in former times. Extensive cultivation and consumption led to a high motivation to improve the archetype of cabbage by breeding.
Here, we show what part of the wild cabbage was selected to breed the modern types of cabbage as we know them today. The drawings will blow your mind and the next time you see cabbage in a local store, you will look at this vegetable in a completely different light.
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