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MusaNet


MusaNet

MusaNet logo

Creation

2011

Type

Expert network

Focus

Banana genetic resources

Thematic groups

Diversity
Evaluation
Information and documentation
Conservation
Genomics

Coordinator

Nicolas Roux

Secretariat

Bioversity International

Website

MusaNet is a global network of stakeholders striving to ensure the long-term conservation and utilization of Musa genetic resources. It provides a collaborative framework for the implementation of the Global Strategy for the Conservation and Use of Musa Genetic Resources[1], which was released in 2016 and replaced the 2006 consultative document[2].

The network is coordinated by Bioversity International.

Structure

The structure of MusaNet consists of a Coordinating Secretariat, an Expert Committee (in which ProMusa and the regional banana networks are represented) and five Thematic Groups (Diversity; Evaluation; Information and Documentation; Conservation and Genomics)[3].

A Taxonomic Advisory Group, composed of 12 experts with expertise across the range of Musa diversity, provides technical advice[4].

References

2. Lusty, C. (ed.). 2006. http://www.musalit.org/seeMore.php?id=10029Global conservation strategy for Musa (banana and plantain): A consultative document prepared by INIBAP with the collaboration of numerous partners in the Musa research-and-development community. INIBAP, Montpellier, France.
3. MusaNet structure, retrieved 3 January 2019
4. Taxonomic Advisory Group, retrieved 3 January, 2019

Official website of MusaNet