Ecological Adaptation of Wild Peach Palm, Its In Situ Conservation and Deforestation-Mediated Extinction in Southern Brazilian Amazonia

@article{Clement2009EcologicalAO,
  title={Ecological Adaptation of Wild Peach Palm, Its In Situ Conservation and Deforestation-Mediated Extinction in Southern Brazilian Amazonia},
  author={Charles R. Clement and Ronaldo Pedreira dos Santos and Sylvain J. M. Desmouliere and Evandro Jos{\'e} Linhares Ferreira and Jo{\~a}o Tom{\'e} Farias Neto},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={395 - 400}
}
BACKGROUND The Arc of Fire across southern Amazonia seasonally attracts worldwide attention as forests are cut and burned for agricultural expansion. These forests contain numerous wild relatives of native South American crops, such as peach palm. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Our prospecting expeditions examined critical areas for wild peach palm in the Arc of Fire in Mato Grosso, Pará, Maranhão and Tocantins, as well as areas not previously examined in Amazonas and Amapá states. Recent… CONTINUE READING

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