Citricultura: origen de las variedades cultivadas
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Cita bibliográficaLópez García, A., Ibáñez, V., Pérez Román, E., Terol, J., Talon, M. (2017). Citricultura: Origen de las variedades cultivadas. Revista De Fruticultura, (54), 30-41.
Citriculture: origin of cultivated varieties. The commercial varieties of citrus that are currently cultivated are hybrids, originated from crosses between 4 pure species, which have subsequently been diversified by intraspecific hybridizations and by spontaneous mutations. As a consequence, the current citrus species share a narrow genetic base, so their taxonomic classification is controversial. The extensive history of citrus cultivation contributes to making taxonomic relations more difficult to establish. Here we present the results obtained by different teams on the phylogenetic relationships among the citrus species. The results of the work carried out by Carbonell–Caballero et al. (2015), which focuses on the study of the chloroplastic genome of 34 varieties of citrus and other related species, is discussed with the aim of establishing the parental relations between them.