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Origins and dispersal of the sweet potato and bottle gourd in Oceania : implications for prehistoric human mobility : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biology at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
(Massey University, 2009)
The origins of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) and bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria), two important commensal species in prehistoric Polynesia, have remained elusive. Most recently, a South American origin has been ...