Farmers’ use of wild relative and sexual reproduction in a vegetatively propagated crop. The case of yam in Benin

@article{Scarcelli2006FarmersUO,
  title={Farmers’ use of wild relative and sexual reproduction in a vegetatively propagated crop. The case of yam in Benin},
  author={N. Scarcelli and S. Tostain and Y. Vigouroux and C. Agbangla and O. Da{\"i}nou and J. Pham},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={15}
}
The impact of traditional farmers’ management on genetic diversity of vegetatively propagated crops is poorly documented. In this study, we analysed the impact of ennoblement of spontaneous yams, an original traditional farmers’ practice, on the genetic diversity of yam (Dioscorea sp.) in Benin. We used 11 microsatellite markers on yam tubers from a small village in northern Benin and demonstrated that wild × cultivated hybrids are spontaneously formed. Many of the spontaneous yams collected by… Expand
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