The origins of coca: museum genomics reveals multiple independent domestications from progenitor Erythroxylum gracilipes

Dawson White, Jen Pan Huang, Orlando Jara-Muñoz, Santiago Madriñan, Richard Ree & Roberta Mason-Gamer
Coca is the natural source of cocaine as well as a sacred and medicinal plant farmed by South American Amerindians and mestizos. The coca crop comprises four closely related varieties classified into two species (Amazonian and Huánuco varieties within Erythroxylum coca Lam., and Colombian and Trujillo varieties within E. novogranatense (D.Morris) Hieron.) but our understanding of their wild progenitor(s) and origins remains rudimentary. In this study we use genomic data from natural history collections to...
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