Descriptors for banana (Musa spp.)

  • Document type : Book

  • Year of publication : 1996

  • Publisher(s) : IPGRI

  • Place of publication : Rome, Italy

  • ISBN : 92-9043-307-8

  • Pages : 55

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : The Descriptors for banana is a revision of the descriptors list recognized at the international level : Passport descriptors provide the basic information used for the general management of the accession ; Management descriptors provide the basis for the management of accessions in the genebank and assist with their multiplication and regeneration ; Environment and site descriptors describe the environmental and site-specific parameters that are important when characterisation and evaluation trials are held. Site descriptors for germplasm collecting are also included here ; Characterization descriptors enable an easy and quick discrimination between phenotypes. They are generally highly heritable, can be easily seen by the eye and are equally expressed in all environments. Evaluation descriptors are susceptible to environmental differences but are generally useful in crop improvement.


  • Open access : Yes

  • PDF : open

  • Musalit document ID : IN100330_eng

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