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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Reinvestigation of the Solanum Chacoense/s. Microdontum Hybridization Hypothesis

Authors
item Miller, Joseph - UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
item Spooner, David

Submitted to: American Journal of Potato Research
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 22, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Solanum chacoense is a highly variable wild potato species widely distributed from central Bolivia to central Argentina, from sea level to over 3000 m in the Andes Mountains. Hawkes (1962) proposed that S. chacoense originally was confined to the low plains, but the upland populations of this species arose from introgression with S. microdontum. Our study uses morphological and single- to low- copy RFLP data to reinvestigate this hypothesis. Neither data set supports the introgression hypothesis.

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