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Research Article

Independent Origins of Cultivated Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) in the Old World Tropics

  • Bee F. Gunn,

    Affiliation: Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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  • Luc Baudouin,

    Affiliation: Centre International de Recherches en Agronomie pour le Développement (CIRAD), Montpellier, France

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  • Kenneth M. Olsen mail

    kolsen@wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Biology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: June 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021143

About the Authors

Bee F. Gunn
Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics, Research School of Biology, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Luc Baudouin
Centre International de Recherches en Agronomie pour le Développement (CIRAD), Montpellier, France
Kenneth M. Olsen
Biology Department, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kolsen@wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: KMO LB BFG. Performed the experiments: BFG LB. Analyzed the data: KMO BFG LB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KMO LB. Wrote the paper: KMO BFG LB.