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From Latin America to Oceania: the historic dispersal of sweetpotato re-examined using AFLP

Although originally domesticated in tropical America, the sweetpotato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.) has a long cultivation history in Oceania. While the post-Columbus dispersal of sweetpotato to Asia and Oceania is well documented, the hypothesis that there was prehistoric transfer by Peruvian or Polynesian voyagers from Peru to Oceania has long …

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