J-GLOBAL ID:202010002711358718   Research Resource code:NBDC02176 Update date:Jul. 01, 2019


Owning Organization:
  • Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Resource classification: Database
Tag (subject)  (1): Organism
Tag (data type)  (1): Bibliography/Documents
Species (3): Musa (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 4640) ,  Musa acuminata (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 4641) ,  Musa balbisiana (NCBI Taxonomy ID: 52838)
The vast majority of the bananas currently grown and consumed were not conventionally bred but are selections made over probably thousands of years from naturally occurring hybrids. Cultivated bananas are very nearly sterile and as a consequence are not propagated from seed but rather through vegetative propagation, primarily suckers as well as more recently micropropagated or tissue cultured bananas. These factors, very old selections, near sterility and vegetative propagation, mean that these bananas have not been genetically improved either for resistance or improved quality and are becoming increasing in affected by serious pests and diseases.
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Record license: Creative Commons Attribution and Share-alike (CC-BY-SA) International 4.0 license

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