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Thomas, J. E., Geering, A. D. W., Dahal, G., Lockhart, B.E.L. and Thottappilly, G. (2003) Banana and plantain. In: Virus and Virus-like Diseases of Major Crops in Developing Countries. Springer, 800 pages. ISBN 978-1-4020-1230-3

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0791-7_19


Banana and plantain (Musa spp.) are grown in more than 125 countries (Anon., 2001) and are a major source of carbohydrate for more than 400 million people (Swennen et al, 1995). The progenitors of almost all domesticated Musa are two wild species, Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana, whose genomes are represented using the letter codes A and B, respectively. The most commonly cultivated cultivars have the triploid genotypes AAA, AAB or ABB.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Plant pests and diseases > Individual or types of plants or trees > Bananas
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