Pisang Klutuk Wulung
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 balbisiana1 . A doubled haploid form is being sequenced to produce a reference sequence anchored on the species' chromosomes.
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 Cameroon2 .
Use in germplasm evaluation trials
The ITC accession of Pisang Klutuk Wulung (ITC1587) is recommended as the Musa balbisiana representative for field evaluation trials.
See also on this website
Blog post on the draft balbisiana sequence: A tale of two banana sequences