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Molecular and morphological characterisation of the oldest Cucumis melo L. seeds found in the Western Mediterranean Basin

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Sabato, D.; Esteras Gómez, C.; Grillo, O.; Peña-Chocarro, L.; Leida, C.; Ucchesu, M.; Usai, A.... (2017). Molecular and morphological characterisation of the oldest Cucumis melo L. seeds found in the Western Mediterranean Basin. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (Online). 1-22. doi:10.1007/s12520-017-0560-z

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Title: Molecular and morphological characterisation of the oldest Cucumis melo L. seeds found in the Western Mediterranean Basin
UPV Unit: Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Biotecnología - Departament de Biotecnologia
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[EN] In 2008¿2009, a rescue excavation uncovered an intact Late Bronze Age well in Sa Osa, Sardinia (Italy). The structure yielded a large number of waterlogged plant remains, of which a group of melon seeds (Cucumis melo ...[+]
Subjects: Archaeobotany , Late Bronze Age , Sardinia, Melon , aDNA , Morphology , SNP-platform
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Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences (Online). (eissn: 1866-9565 )
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-017-0560-z
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-017-0560-z
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