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Smith, M. K., Rouard, M., Sardos, J. and Roux, N. (2020) Musa banana and plantain. In: Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops. CAB International, Wallingford. ISBN 9781780648279

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1079/9781780648279.0314


This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation methods for the improvement of the pathogen and pest resistance, drought resistance and fruit quality of banana and plantain germplasm is also discussed.

Item Type:Book Section
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:bananas crop quality crop yield cultivation disease resistance drought drought resistance fruits genes genetic engineering genetic improvement genetic markers genetic resistance genetic transformation genetically engineered organisms genomes geographical distribution germplasm in vitro culture in vitro regeneration micropropagation nucleotide sequences pathogens pest resistance pests phenology plant breeding plant diseases plant morphology plant pathogens plant pests tissue culture transgenic plants vegetative propagation water stress Musa plants DNA sequences drought tolerance genetic manipulation genetically engineered plants genetically modified organisms genetically modified plants GEOs GMOs phytopathogens resistance to disease Musaceae Zingiberales commelinids monocotyledons angiosperms Spermatophyta eukaryotes
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Seeds. Seed technology
Plant culture > Tree crops
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
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Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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