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Cover for Reciprocal introgression between wild and cultivated peach palm (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bactris gasipaes</i> Kunth, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Arecaceae</i>) in western Ecuador.

This chapter presents a study on Bactris gasipaes, the only domesticated palm in South America. The genetic dynamics of the crop-wild complex of this species in western Ecuador was determined. Although B. gasipaes was traditionally used for its fruits, the development of monoculture for palm heart...

Author(s)
Pintaud, J. C.; Couvreur, T. L. P.; Lara, C.; Ludeña, B.; Pham, J. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Does agriculture conflict with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">in situ</i> conservation? a case study on the use of wild relatives by yam farmers in Benin.

This chapter reports a case study on yam, a tuber crop, and its wild relatives in Benin. It describes the use made by local farmers of yam wild relatives and presents results of genetic studies (diversity analysis using microsatellites and principal component analysis) that demonstrate the...

Author(s)
Scarcelli, N.; Tostain, S.; Baco, M. N.; Agbangla, C.; Daïnou, O.; Vigouroux, Y.; Pham, J. L.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper