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Research Article

Insight into the Wild Origin, Migration and Domestication History of the Fine Flavour Nacional Theobroma cacao L. Variety from Ecuador

  • Rey Gaston Loor Solorzano,

    Affiliations: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France, EET-Pichilingue, INIAP, Quevedo El Empalme, Ecuador

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  • Olivier Fouet,

    Affiliation: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

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  • Arnaud Lemainque,

    Affiliation: Centre National de Génotypage, CEA Institut de Génomique, Evry, France

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  • Sylvana Pavek,

    Affiliation: Centre National de Génotypage, CEA Institut de Génomique, Evry, France

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  • Michel Boccara,

    Affiliations: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France, Cocoa Research Unit (CRU), University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

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  • Xavier Argout,

    Affiliation: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

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  • Freddy Amores,

    Affiliation: EET-Pichilingue, INIAP, Quevedo El Empalme, Ecuador

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  • Brigitte Courtois,

    Affiliation: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

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  • Ange Marie Risterucci,

    Affiliation: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

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  • Claire Lanaud mail

    claire.lanaud@cirad.fr

    Affiliation: UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France

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  • Published: November 07, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048438

About the Authors

Rey Gaston Loor Solorzano, Olivier Fouet, Michel Boccara, Xavier Argout, Brigitte Courtois, Ange Marie Risterucci, Claire Lanaud
UMR AGAP, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
Rey Gaston Loor Solorzano, Freddy Amores
EET-Pichilingue, INIAP, Quevedo El Empalme, Ecuador
Arnaud Lemainque, Sylvana Pavek
Centre National de Génotypage, CEA Institut de Génomique, Evry, France
Michel Boccara
Cocoa Research Unit (CRU), University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Corresponding Author

Email: claire.lanaud@cirad.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RGLS CL FA. Performed the experiments: RGLS OF AL SP MB. Analyzed the data: RGLS CL XA BC AMR AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RGLS FA MB. Wrote the paper: RGLS CL.