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Title: A comparative genetic análisis of Poenix atlantica in Cape Verde
Authors: Sarmiento Cabello, Sonia 
Rodríguez Rodríguez, Priscila 
Sosa, Pedro A. 
UNESCO Clasification: 241713 Ecología vegetal
Keywords: Phoenix atlantica
Cape Verde
Population genetics
Oceanic island
Issue Date: 2024
Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones y Difusión Científica de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)
Conference: 1st CONGRESS BRIDGE to AFRICA 
Abstract: The Cape Verde palm tree, Phoenix atlantica, holds a high eco logical and cultural importance within Cape Verde archipelago ecosystem. However, recent studies have raised questions about its distinctiveness, due to its close relationship with and potential origin from its relative, the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). In this study, employing an expanded sample set and a diverse array of molecular markers, we characterized P. atlantica in Cape Verde and thoroughly investigate its relationship with other Phoenix species. Our fi ndings reveal genetic markers responsible for the diff erentiation of a P. atlantica genetic pool. Additionally, we uncover evidence of the recent divergence of P. atlantica from northern African date palm populations, suggesting a relatively recent colonization in Cape Verde. These results pose a signifi cant advancement in elucidating the enigma the provenance of P. at lantica and its connection to P. dactylifera, representing a crucial step forward for Cape Verde nature conservation. Furthermore, our study reveals distinct genetic patterns across various islands in the archipelago. Overall, our results contribute to the intricate historical trajectories and characterization of palm trees in Africa
ISBN: 978-84-9042-527-5
Source: 1st CONGRESS-BRIDGE to AFRICA [ISBN 978-84-9042-527-5], p. 58
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