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Conservation and regeneration of banana diversity in PNG

In visiting the local market, one would usually find a wide variety of banana fruits, of different shapes, sizes, colours, tastes, smell, etc., sitting on ledges ready for the taking. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), unique and valuable banana diversity exists. For instance, the seedless wild species of Musa acuminata (diploid AA) abundantly grow in […]

Study seeks to develop cold tolerant bananas

Extreme cold temperature causes humans to suffer from hypothermia. For bananas, temperatures that go lower than 10°C can hinder their growth or even cause plant death due to what is called the “chilling injury.” Periodic chilling injury cause huge financial losses to farmers and seriously hampers the development of banana industry in China. Banana     (Musa […]