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Phylogenomics of the coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)

Gunn, Bee Fong


The coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.) is a monotypic member of the Cocoseae tribe (subtribe Attaleinae) and its evolutionary history is profoundly intertwined with that of human civilization. It is well adapted to drift-dispersal by oceanic currents, colonizing coastal ecosystems and islands. Both today and in the past, humans have exploited it as a potable source of water, nutritious food, fibre and shelter during their prehistoric voyages of civilization...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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