|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2014|
|Authors:||M. - S. Cho, Kim, C. - S., Kim, S. - H., Kim, T. Oh, Heo, K. - I., Jun, J., Kim, S. - C.|
|Journal:||Am J Bot|
|Date Published:||2014 Nov|
<p><b>PREMISE OF THE STUDY: </b>The subgenus Cerasus of the genus Prunus includes several popular ornamental flowering cherries. Of the hundreds of cultivars, P. ×yedoensis ('Somei-yoshino') is the most popular and familiar cultivar in Korea and Japan and is considered to be of hybrid origin. However, the hybrid origin of P. ×yedoensis and its relationship to wild P. yedoensis, naturally occurring on Jeju Island, Korea, are highly controversial.</p>
|Alternate Journal:||Am. J. Bot.|
Molecular and morphological data reveal hybrid origin of wild Prunus yedoensis (Rosaceae) from Jeju Island, Korea: implications for the origin of the flowering cherry.