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What is ProMusa

ProMusa is a network of people promoting scientific discussions on bananas. The Musa in ProMusa is not the Latin word for muse, but the scientific name of the banana. But it would be fair to say that the banana is our muse.


InfoMus@ – News and blogs

Modernizing Simmonds and Shepherd’s legacy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Mixing Strategies 70px The nomenclature system specific to edible bananas is the only alternative to Latin binomials, but it needs tweaking and advocates to promote it.
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Linnaeus’s banana legacy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Linnaeus FGB 70px How Linnaeus inadvertently muddled the taxonomy of bananas when he gave Latin binomials to two edible bananas.
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InfoMus@ – Mediawatch
InfoMus@ – Announcements

How people eat their bananas
Participate in a crowdsourcing experiment to illustrate the diversity and versatility of the banana as a food crop by uploading a photo of a favourite banana or banana dish.