Ancient and modern introduction of Broussonetia papyrifera ([L.] Vent.; Moraceae) into the Pacific: genetic, geographical and historical evidence

  title={Ancient and modern introduction of Broussonetia papyrifera ([L.] Vent.; Moraceae) into the Pacific: genetic, geographical and historical evidence},
  author={Josue Gonz{\'a}lez-Lorca and Antonio Rivera-Hutinel and Ximena Moncada and Sergio Lobos and Daniela Seelenfreund and Andrea Seelenfreund},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Botany},
  pages={75 - 89}
Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent. (Moraceae), or paper mulberry, is a species of cultural importance in South East Asia, East Asia and the Pacific. Originally from mainland South East Asia or East Asia, this plant was introduced into the Pacific range by prehistoric Austronesian voyagers. We used non-coding internal transcribed spacer (ITS) sequences of nuclear ribosomal DNA and inter-simple sequence repeat (ISSR) on 79 samples of B. papyrifera from different islands of Remote Oceania, and… 
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