Safe movement of germplasm
FAO/IPGRI Technical guidelines for the safe movement of germplasm: Musa spp., 2nd edition
M. Diekmann and C.A.J. Putter, 1996
These guidelines are divided into two parts. The first part makes general recommendation on how best to move Musa germplasm. The second part covers the important viral diseases of quarantine concern: abaca mosaic, banana bract mosaic, bunchy top, cucumber mosaic and banana streak.
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Embryogenic cell suspensions










ISSN 1729-6196
Banana and plantain embryogenic cell suspensions - Technical Guidelines 8
Hannelore Strosse, Régis Domergue, Bart Panis, Jean-Vincent Escalant and François Côte, 2003
These guidelines present two protocols to produce embryogenic cell suspensions by using scalps or immature male flowers. The protocols have been developed by the Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) and the cellular biology laboratory of the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD).
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Conservation of germplasm
Cryopreservation of Musa germplasm, 2nd edition - Technical Guidelines 9
Bart Panis, 2009
This publication provides information and guidance on cryopreservation methodologies for Musa germplasm. The different methods currently used at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) for cryopreserving Musa cultures are described as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. The areas where research is still required to further optimize the protocols are also identified. It is hoped that the detailed descriptions of the methodologies will facilitate their adoption and standard use in different laboratories.
English (PDF, 1.4 MB)
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Descriptors of germplasm
Descriptors for banana (Musa spp.)
IPGRI-INIBAP / CIRAD, 1996
The publication provides different types of descriptors for Musa germplasm: passport descriptors, management descriptors, environment and site descriptors, characterization descriptors and evaluation descriptors.
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Espanol (PDF, 644 kB)

Evaluation of germplasm


 

 

 

 

 

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Global evaluation of Musa germplasm for resistance to Fusarium wilt, Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases, and nematodes: In-depth evaluation - Technical Guidelines 6
Jean Carlier, Dirk de Waele and Jean-Vincent Escalant, 2002
These Technical Guidelines replace Technical Guidelines 1 (Screening of Musa Germplasm for resistance and tolerance to nematodes) and 3 (Evaluation of Musa germplasm for resistance to Sigatoka diseases and Fusarium wilt) as far as in-depth evaluations are concerned. These changes were made to reflect the apparition of a third disease caused by a Mycosphaerella fungus, to simplify the guidelines, and to group under one cover the evaluations for the main pests and diseases affecting bananas.
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ISSN 1729-6196
Global evaluation of Musa germplasm for resistance to Fusarium wilt, Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases, and nematodes: Performance evaluation - Technical Guidelines 7
Jean Carlier, Dirk de Waele and Jean-Vincent Escalant, 2003
These Technical Guidelines replace Technical Guidelines 1 (Screening of Musa germplasm for resistance and tolerance to nematodes) and 3 (Evaluation of Musa germplasm for resistance to Sigatoka diseases and Fusarium wilt) as far as performance evaluations are concerned. The Fusarium wilt and Mycosphaerella leaf spot sections have been updated following recommendations and comments made after analysing IMTP II results.
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Routine post-harvest screening of banana/plantain hybrids: Criteria and methods - Technical Guidelines 2
B.K. Dadzie and J.E. Orchard, 1997
This manual describes the key post-harvest criteria and methods/procedures for routine selection of new Musa hybrids, including post-harvest characteristics at harvest, fruit maturation, green-life and shelf-life, fruit ripening quality, sensory quality, cooking or boiling quality, processing quality, mechanical damage, physiological disorders and post-harvest diseases.
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Espanol (PDF, 1.8 MB)