Local genetic diversity of sorghum in a village in northern Cameroon: structure and dynamics of landraces

  title={Local genetic diversity of sorghum in a village in northern Cameroon: structure and dynamics of landraces},
  author={Ad{\'e}line Barnaud and Monique Deu and Eric Garine and Doyle B. Mckey and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne I. Joly},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
We present the first study of patterns of genetic diversity of sorghum landraces at the local scale. Understanding landrace diversity aids in deciphering evolutionary forces under domestication, and has applications in the conservation of genetic resources and their use in breeding programs. Duupa farmers in a village in Northern Cameroon distinguished 59 named sorghum taxa, representing 46 landraces. In each field, seeds are sown as a mixture of landraces (mean of 12 landraces per field… CONTINUE READING
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