Global conservation strategy for Musa (banana and plantain)

  • Authors : Lusty, C.

  • Document type : Report

  • Year of publication : 2006

  • Publisher(s) : INIBAP

  • Place of publication : Montpellier, France

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : The proposed Global Conservation Strategy for Musa aims to build upon existing strengths in the global collection at the ITC, several 'internationally-recognised' collections and national collections and the existing culture of collaboration to rationalize the global effort to conserve the Musa gene pool and promote the safe use and distribution of a wide range of diversity. The ultimate aims are to increase and expand the use of genetic diversity from high-technology research to use in farmers’ fields. The following four major outputs are proposed:
    • genetic diversity is comprehensively characterized and documented, taxonomy is harmonised, and collections are rationalized;
    • the global system for the safe exchange of germplasm is strengthened;
    • the entire gene pool is conserved in perpetuity;
    • the use of genetic diversity is maximized.


  • Open access : Yes

  • PDF : open

  • Musalit document ID : IN060609

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