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Population Genetics/Genomics

White, Dawson [1], Mason-Gamer, Roberta [2].

Phylogeographic analysis of the domestication of Coca (Erythroxylum spp.).

Coca (Erythroxylum spp., Erythroxylaceae) has been farmed in South America for at least 8000 years and is the natural source of cocaine. There are four taxa of cultivated cocas that are classified into two species, each with a distinct geographic range and habitat of cultivation. In order to understand the relationships and evolutionary history of these crops, we have taken a target enrichment approach to sequence DNA from herbarium samples of the four coca taxa plus two closest wild relatives. This analysis utilizes population genetic and phylogeographic methods to identify the progenitor(s) and infer the routes of dispersal and possible admixture responsible for creating this infamous crop.

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1 - University Of Illinois At Chicago, University Of Illinois At Chicago, 845 West Taylor St. #3256, Department Of Biological Sciences, Chicago, IL, 60607, United States
2 - DEPT. OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (M/C 066), 845 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL, 60607, United States

Targeted Sequence Capture

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: 47, Population Genetics and Genomics II
Location: 101/Mayo Civic Center
Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM
Number: 47010
Abstract ID:693
Candidate for Awards:Margaret Menzel Award

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