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Semi-dwarf mutant of Yangambi Km5.

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Daniells, J. W. and Bryde, N. (1995) Semi-dwarf mutant of Yangambi Km5. Infomusa, 4 (2). pp. 16-17.

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A plant grown from tissue culture of <i>Musa</i> cv. Yangambi Km5 in north Queensland was considerably shorter than normal (3.38 vs. 4.18 m). The leaf habit of this dwarf was also distinctly different. The petioles were shorter and it had a lower leaf length/breadth ratio (3.1 vs 3.4). However, there was little difference in bunch weight and finger size between the mutant and its parent. The shorter stature of Dwarf Yangambi Km5 should simplify harvesting, and wind resistance may be enhanced. Dwarf Yangambi Km5 has been established in tissue culture and will be evaluated further.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:bananas; cultivars; characteristics; mutants; tissue culture; varieties; somaclonal variation; height; dwarf cultivars; induction; in vitro culture; fruit crops; tropical fruits; Musa; Australia; Queensland; Dwarf Yangambi Km5; Musaceae; Zingiberales; monocotyledons; angiosperms; Spermatophyta; plants; Australasia; Oceania; Developed Countries; Commonwealth of Nations; OECD Countries; Australia;
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Live Archive:11 Jul 2017 04:06
Last Modified:04 Nov 2022 00:29

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