Domestication and Genetics of Papaya: A Review
- Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Carica papaya | wild papaya | domestication | center of origin | distribution | genetic diversity | Evolution | QH359-425 | Ecology | QH540-549.5
A wealth of plant species used by humans for different purposes, but mainly as food, originated and domesticated in the Mesoamerican region. Papaya (Carica papaya) is the third most cultivated tropical crop worldwide, and it has been hypothesized that Mesoamerica is the...