Evidence for two domestication events of hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet): a comparative analysis of population genetic data

@article{Maass2016EvidenceFT,
  title={Evidence for two domestication events of hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet): a comparative analysis of population genetic data},
  author={Brigitte L Maass and Oliver Robotham and Mark A. Chapman},
  journal={Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution},
  year={2016},
  volume={64},
  pages={1221-1230}
}
Studying molecular genetic relationships can substantially contribute to the understanding of the pathways of domestication of a species. Although an increasing number of molecular genetic studies have been performed on Lablab purpureus (hyacinth bean), many covered germplasm of restricted geographic origin or limited intra-specific systematic position. Integrating the molecular diversity found with phenotypic or morpho-agronomic diversity is also deficient. This investigation combines findings… 
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