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

  title={Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera) as a commensal model for human mobility in Oceania: anthropological, botanical and genetic considerations},
  author={Daniela Seelenfreund and AC Clarke and Naria Oyanedel and Ricardo Pi{\~n}a and Sim{\'o}n E. Lobos and EA Matisoo-Smith and Andrea Seelenfreund},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Botany},
  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… 
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