Genetic Differentiation and Trade among Populations of Peach Palm (Bactris Gasipaes Kunth) In the Peruvian Amazon.

TitleGenetic Differentiation and Trade among Populations of Peach Palm (Bactris Gasipaes Kunth) In the Peruvian Amazon.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsAdin A, Weber J, Montes C, Vidaurre H, Vosman B, Smulders M
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
JournalTheoretical And Applied Genetics
Volume108
Issue8
Start Page1564
Pagination1564-1573
Date PublishedFebruary 2004
ISSN1432-2242
Keywordsdiversity, genetic, palm, Peruvian Amazon
AbstractPeach palm Bactris gasipaes Kunth) is cultivated for fruit and 'heart of palm', and is an important component of agroforestry systems in the Peruvian Amazon. In this study, AFLP was used to compare genetic diversity among domesticated populations along the Paranapura and Cuiparillo rivers, which are managed by indigenous and colonist farming communities, respectively. Gene diversity was 0.2629 for the populations in indigenous communities and 0.2534 in colonist communities. Genetic differentiation among populations G(st)) was 0.0377-0.0416 P<0.01) among populations along both rivers. There was no relation between genetic differentiation and the geographical location of populations along the rivers.
URLhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/wj2bwth4fthn2gnc/
DOI10.1007/s00122-003-1581-9