Marlyn Valdés de la Cruz

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Plantations of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) more than 60 years old still exist in Cuba and are probably quite similar to the original introductions. We studied the phenotypic diversity of a representative sample of 537 traditional Cuban cacao plants and 165 reference plants from the different T. cacao genetic groups, using 33 morphological descriptors. The(More)
Presently, Theobroma cacao L. (cacao) in Cuba is mainly cultivated in the eastern region where plantations comprise a mixture of clonal varieties, hybrids, progeny of Trinidad Selected Hybrids, and traditional—also known as ancient—cacao. The ancient genetic resources, probably the plants most closely related to the original introductions, are endangered by(More)
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