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- Somarriba, Eduardo, et al. Show all 8 Authors
- Genetic resources and crop evolution 2012 v.59 no.2 pp. 239-252
- DNA fingerprinting; Theobroma cacao; autocorrelation; farmers; fruits; genes; genetic variation; germplasm; microsatellite repeats; rivers; valleys; variance; Amazonia; Andes region; Bolivia; Peru
- ... 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 genotyp ...