Phylogenomic analysis clarifies the evolutionary origin of Coffea arabica

  title={Phylogenomic analysis clarifies the evolutionary origin of Coffea arabica},
  author={Yves Bawin and Tom Ruttink and Ariane Staelens and Annelies Haegeman and Piet Stoffelen and Jean‐Claude Ithe Mwanga Mwanga and Isabel Rold{\'a}n‐Ruiz and Olivier Honnay and Steven B. Janssens},
  journal={Journal of Systematics and Evolution},
Interspecific hybridization events have played a major role in plant speciation, yet the evolutionary origin of hybrid species often remains enigmatic. Here, we inferred the evolutionary origin of the allotetraploid species Coffea arabica, which is widely cultivated for Arabica coffee production. We estimated genetic distances between C. arabica and all species that are known to be closely related to C. arabica using genotyping‐by‐sequencing (GBS) data. In addition, we reconstructed a time… 
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