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Title: Domestication, genomics and the future for banana.
Authors: Heslop-Harrison, JS
Schwarzacher, T
First Published: Nov-2007
Citation: ANN BOT, 2007, 100 (5), pp. 1073-1084
Abstract: Cultivated bananas and plantains are giant herbaceous plants within the genus Musa. They are both sterile and parthenocarpic so the fruit develops without seed. The cultivated hybrids and species are mostly triploid (2n = 3x = 33; a few are diploid or tetraploid), and most have been propagated from mutants found in the wild. With a production of 100 million tons annually, banana is a staple food across the Asian, African and American tropics, with the 15 % that is exported being important to many economies.
DOI Link: 10.1093/aob/mcm191
eISSN: 1095-8290
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Biology

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