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Pisang Klutuk Wulung


Pisang Klutuk Wulung at a glance

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Order

Zingiberales

Family

Musaceae

Genus

Musa

Section

Musa

Species

Musa balbisiana

ITC code

Pisang Klutuk Wulung (PKW) is the Javanese name of a black-stem Musa balbisiana. Klutuk means seed and wulung black. Genebank accessions of PKW were collected in Indonesia, where it is believed to have been introduced, along with Pisang Klutuk.

Its DNA was used to produce a draft genome sequence of Musa balbisiana[1]. A doubled haploid form is being sequenced to produce a reference sequence anchored on the species' chromosomes.

Main characteristics

Pisang Klutuk Wulung is characterized by a black pseudostem. The leaf's midrib and petiole are also black.

Host reaction to pests and diseases

Pisang Klutuk Wulung has shown very strong partial resistance to black leaf streak in a field evaluation trial in Cameroon[2].

Use in germplasm evaluation trials

The ITC accession of Pisang Klutuk Wulung (ITC1587) is recommended as the Musa balbisiana representative for field evaluation trials.

References

1. Davey, M.W., Gudimella, R., Harikrishna, J.A., Sin, L.W., Khalid, N. and Keulemans, J. 2013. A draft Musa balbisiana genome sequence for molecular genetics in polyploid, inter- and intra-specific Musa hybrids. BMC Genomics 14(1):683.
2. E. Foure, unpublished, cited by Jones, D.R. (ed.). 2000. Diseases of banana, Abacá and Enset. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxon (GBR). 544p.

See also on this website

Blog post on the draft balbisiana sequence: A tale of two banana sequences