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Research Article

Wild Relatives of the Eggplant (Solanum melongena L.: Solanaceae): New Understanding of Species Names in a Complex Group

  • Sandra Knapp mail,

    s.knapp@nhm.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maria S. Vorontsova,

    Affiliation: Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom

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  • Jaime Prohens

    Affiliation: Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

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  • Published: February 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057039

About the Authors

Sandra Knapp
Department of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, United Kingdom
Maria S. Vorontsova
Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom
Jaime Prohens
Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: s.knapp@nhm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have decalred that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MSV SK. Performed the experiments: MSV SK. Analyzed the data: MSV SK JP. Wrote the paper: SK.