January 24, 2017

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  • The six genetic clusters (in blue) inferred from GENELAND using DNA microsatellite loci of natural populations of Carica papaya in Northern Mesoamerica.
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    Genetic diversity of wild papaya

    In order to determine whether genetic architecture stems from pre-Pleistocene events or refugia, Chávez-Pesqueira and Núñez-Farfán assess genetic diversity and population dynamics of 19 populations of wild papaya (Carica papaya) from northern Mesoamerica. Phylogenetic analysis using cpDNA markers indicates a lack of a phylogeographic structure, and nuclear markers reveal a recent population structure. This suggests […] More