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Banana plant propogation methods

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Hamill, S. D. (2018) Banana plant propogation methods. In: Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781786761569

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The ease of banana propagation by taking a sucker and simply planting it has allowed farmers to multiply their banana selections and share them. The banana sucker is a resilient form of planting material as the growing point is protected within the sucker, which contains a corm with a starchy store that allows the plant to readily re-establish. This chapter briefly describes the basic anatomy of the banana plant required to understand the part of the plant used for propagation. The chapter then describes the various practical aspects of banana propagation using either conventional planting material or tissue culture plants and the benefits and disadvantages of each method. The chapter looks ahead to future research trends in the area of banana tissue culture.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Subjects:Plant culture > Propagation
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Live Archive:06 Mar 2019 04:36
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:45

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