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El Ceibo's Blog – September 2011 Archive (1)

Genetic diversity and spatial structure in a new distinct. Theobroma cacao L. population in Bolivia

Abstract

Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) is an important economic crop in the Bolivian Amazon. Bolivian farmers both cultivate cacao, and extract fruits from wild stands in the Beni River region and in valleys of the Andes foothills. The germplasm group traditionally used is presently referred to as ‘‘Cacao Nacional Boliviano’’ (CNB). Using DNA fingerprinting technology based on microsatellite markers, we genotyped 164 Bolivian cacao acces- sions, including both cultivated…

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Added by El Ceibo on September 7, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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