Independent Origins of Cultivated Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) in the Old World Tropics

  title={Independent Origins of Cultivated Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) in the Old World Tropics},
  author={Bee F. Gunn and L. Baudouin and K. Olsen},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  • Bee F. Gunn, L. Baudouin, K. Olsen
  • Published 2011
  • Biology, Medicine
  • PLoS ONE
  • As a portable source of food, water, fuel, and construction materials, the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) played a fundamental role in human migrations and the development of civilization across the humid tropics. Here we investigated the coconut's domestication history and its population genetic structure as it relates to human dispersal patterns. A sample of 1,322 coconut accessions, representing the geographical and phenotypic diversity of the species, was examined using ten microsatellite loci… CONTINUE READING
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