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Launch of the new MGIS website!

The Musa Germplasm Information System (MGIS) team at Bioversity International and its MusaNet partners are very pleased to announce the launch of the new and improved MGIS website! The purpose of this work was to provide the most comprehensive information related to Musa germplasm accessions maintained in the global in vitro collection at Bioversity’s International […]

IHC 2014 – ProMusa Symposium ‘Unravelling the banana’s genomic potential’

The sequence of the banana genome, recently unravelled, provides access to the plant’s over 36,000 genes, making it possible to identify those genes responsible for particular traits, such as disease resistance, dwarfism, fruit quality and many more, and open up many exciting new opportunities. The aim of the ISHS/ProMusa Symposium,  held as one of the […]

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On farm Musa germplasm diversity in Democratic Republic of Congo

Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is an important zone of secondary diversification of plantains (Musa AAB) and East African Highland bananas (Musa AAA-EA). Adequate knowledge on existing cultivar diversity is lacking, yet knowledge of Musa genetic diversity and the geographical spread of banana and plantain cultivars in DR Congo will provide valuable information to breeders […]

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