Introgression Between Cultivars and Wild Populations of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) in Taiwan

@inproceedings{Liao2012IntrogressionBC,
  title={Introgression Between Cultivars and Wild Populations of Momordica charantia L. (Cucurbitaceae) in Taiwan},
  author={Pei-Chun Liao and C C Tsai and Chang-Hung Tony Chou and Yu-Chung Chiang},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
  year={2012}
}
The landrace strains of Momordica charantia are widely cultivated vegetables throughout the tropics and subtropics, but not in Taiwan, a continental island in Southeast Asia, until a few hundred years ago. In contrast, the related wild populations with smaller fruit sizes are native to Taiwan. Because of the introduction of cultivars for agricultural purposes, these two accessions currently exhibit a sympatric or parapatric distribution in Taiwan. In this study, the cultivars and wild samples… CONTINUE READING
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