publication . Article . 2017

Phylogenetic relationships among Vietnamese cocoa accessions using a non-coding region of the chloroplast DNA

Lam Thi, Viet Ha; Khang, Do Tan; helena everaert; Dung, Tran Nhan; Phuoc, Pham Hong Duc; Toan, Ha Thanh; Koen Dewettinck; Messens, Kathy;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Country: Belgium
Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) cultivation has increased in tropical areas around the world, including Vietnam, due to the high demand of cocoa beans for chocolate production. The genetic diversity of cocoa genotypes is recognized to be complex, however, their phylogenetic relationships need to be clarified. The present study aimed to classify the cocoa genotypes that are imported and cultivated in Vietnam based on a chloroplast DNA region. Sixty-three Vietnamese Cocoa accessions were collected from different regions in Southern Vietnam for this research. Their phylogenetic relationships were identified using the universal primers c-B49317 and d-A49855 from the chlo...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Biology and Life Sciences, cocoa, chloroplast, non-coding region, phylogeny, Theobroma cacao L.
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