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Research Article

Present Spatial Diversity Patterns of Theobroma cacao L. in the Neotropics Reflect Genetic Differentiation in Pleistocene Refugia Followed by Human-Influenced Dispersal

  • Evert Thomas mail,

    Evert.thomas@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Regional Office for the Americas, Bioversity International, Cali, Colombia

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  • Maarten van Zonneveld,

    Affiliations: Regional Office for the Americas, Bioversity International, Cali, Colombia, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium

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  • Judy Loo,

    Affiliation: Headquarters, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

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  • Toby Hodgkin,

    Affiliation: Headquarters, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

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  • Gea Galluzzi,

    Affiliation: Regional Office for the Americas, Bioversity International, Cali, Colombia

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  • Jacob van Etten

    Affiliation: Regional Office for the Americas, Bioversity International, Cali, Colombia

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  • Published: October 24, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047676

About the Authors

Evert Thomas, Maarten van Zonneveld, Gea Galluzzi, Jacob van Etten
Regional Office for the Americas, Bioversity International, Cali, Colombia
Maarten van Zonneveld
Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Gent, Belgium
Judy Loo, Toby Hodgkin
Headquarters, Bioversity International, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: Evert.thomas@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ET MvZ. Performed the experiments: ET. Analyzed the data: ET MvZ JL GG JvE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ET MvZ JvE. Wrote the paper: ET MvZ JL GG TH.