Western European Wild and Landraces Hazelnuts Evaluated by SSR Markers

@article{Martins2015WesternEW,
  title={Western European Wild and Landraces Hazelnuts Evaluated by SSR Markers},
  author={Sandra Marina Martins and Fernanda Sim{\~o}es and Diogo A Mendonça and Jose Matos and Ana Paula Silva and Valdemar Carnide},
  journal={Plant Molecular Biology Reporter},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={1712-1720}
}
Hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.), a member of the family Betulaceae and the order Fagales, is native to Europe, Turkey, and the Caucasus. It has been cultivated for more than 5000 years. The majority of cultivars were selected from local wild populations over the past few centuries. Hazelnut is native to northern Portugal, with local production from landrace clonal selections. In recent years, hazelnut production has declined, and landraces are in danger of being lost. In this study, we used 16… CONTINUE READING