Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) as a commensal model for human mobility in Oceania: anthropological, botanical and genetic considerations

@article{Seelenfreund2010PaperM,
  title={Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) as a commensal model for human mobility in Oceania: anthropological, botanical and genetic considerations},
  author={D. Seelenfreund and A. Clarke and N. Oyanedel and R. Pi{\~n}a and S. Lobos and E. Matisoo-Smith and A. Seelenfreund},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Botany},
  year={2010},
  volume={48},
  pages={231 - 247}
}
Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera (L.) Vent.) was one of the most widely distributed crop species in prehistoric Oceania, occurring from continental East Asia to the Polynesian islands. Its broad distribution is largely due to human-mediated dispersal during colonization of the islands of Near and Remote Oceania. We explore the potential for analyses of genetic variation in paper mulberry and the value of such data for the development of a new commensal model species for reconstructing… Expand
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