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The complex history of the olive tree: from Late Quaternary diversification of Mediterranean lineages to primary domestication in the northern Levant
The location and timing of domestication of the olive tree, a key crop in Early Mediterranean societies, remain hotly debated. Here, we unravel the history of wild olives (oleasters), and then inferExpand
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Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in the common fig (Ficus carica L.) and representative species of the genus Ficus
We developed microsatellites in fig ( Ficus carica L.) . A TC and TG-enriched genomic library was screened, and after sequencing, primers were designed for 20 microsatellites. Eight primer pairsExpand
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Genomic profiling of plastid DNA variation in the Mediterranean olive tree
BackgroundCharacterisation of plastid genome (or cpDNA) polymorphisms is commonly used for phylogeographic, population genetic and forensic analyses in plants, but detecting cpDNA variation isExpand
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When figs wait for pollinators: the length of fig receptivity
In plant species with an obligate species-specific pollinator, gamete encounter is a critical phase in the success of reproductive strategies. One of the key factors in the success of gameteExpand
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Genetic structure and core collection of the World Olive Germplasm Bank of Marrakech: towards the optimised management and use of Mediterranean olive genetic resources
The conservation of cultivated plants in ex-situ collections is essential for the optimal management and use of their genetic resources. For the olive tree, two world germplasm banks (OWGB) areExpand
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Cultivar Identification in Olive Based on RAPD Markers
One hundred and thirteen olive (Olea europaea L.) accessions were characterized using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. Forty-five polymorphic RAPD markers were obtained enabling usExpand
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Loss of genetic diversity as a signature of apricot domestication and diffusion into the Mediterranean Basin
BackgroundDomestication generally implies a loss of diversity in crop species relative to their wild ancestors because of genetic drift through bottleneck effects. Compared to native MediterraneanExpand
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Impact of Mapped SSR Markers on the Genetic Diversity of Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) in Tunisia
The impact of mapped microsatellites on the study of genetic diversity of Tunisian apricot accessions was assessed. The genetic variability of 47 traditional apricot cultivars originating fromExpand
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Systematics, ecology and phylogeographic significance of Olea europaea L. ssp. maroccana (Greuter & Burdet) P. Vargas et al., a relictual olive tree in south-west Morocco
Within the genus Olea, the olive (Olea europaea L.) possesses the largest geographic distribution, and several sub-species have been described. South-west Morocco harbours an endemic olive, O.Expand
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Population genetics of Mediterranean and Saharan olives: geographic patterns of differentiation and evidence for early generations of admixture.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The olive (Olea europaea subsp. europaea) was domesticated in the Mediterranean area but its wild relatives are distributed over three continents, from the Mediterranean basin toExpand
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