Posts Tagged ‘Banana’

Biology of Musa L. (Banana)

This document describes the biology of Musa L. with particular reference to the Australian environment, cultivation and use. Information included relates to the taxonomy and origins of cultivated Musa spp., general descriptions of their morphology, reproductive biology, biochemistry, and biotic and abiotic interactions. This document also addresses the potential for gene transfer to occur to closely related species The…

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Consensus Document on the Biology of Bananas and Plantains (Musa spp.)

Edible bananas and plantains belong primarily to Musa section Musa (traditionally Eumusa). Within this section, the originally Asian species Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana have provided the sources for domestication and development of the great majority of edible fruit. Dessert and cooking bananas and plantains are major foods worldwide, cultivated in over 130 countries throughout tropical regions and in some subtropical regions, in Asia,…

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