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Genetic improvement of plantains and bananas at IITA



Genetic improvement of plantains and bananas at IITA



Infomusa 2(1): 10-12



This overview of Musa breeding work at IITA concentrates mainly on tetraploid breeding. Tetraploid plantains were produced from diploid x triploid crosses due to the production of unreduced pollen by the triploid parent. Because of a strong dosage effect of black sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis) genes, higher levels of resistance were obtained in the tetraploids. Tetraploids were also produced from plantain-banana crosses and are currently undergoing trials in Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.

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