Banana and plantain breeding
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CTA. 1987. Banana and plantain breeding. Spore 12. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Banana and plantain breeding strategies / Persley. G.J. and E.A. De Langhe (eds.), 1987. ACIAR Proceedings No. 21, 187 pp. Available at AD 28 from: ACIAR GPO Box 1571 Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
Bananas and plantains are one of the few tropical crops that have not been bred successfully: all currently cultivated varieties are natural selections. The recent spread of Black Sigatoka and other diseases in Latin America and Africa, however, has spurred on research into breeding bananas and plantains for disease resistance. A joint publication of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and the International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain (INIBAP), includes the papers presented at an international workshop that aimed to identify production constraints, outline targets for improvement programmes, and describe research strategies that will lead to successful breeding programmes. They represent an important record of the present status of banana and plantain research worldwide, and the recommendations provide clear guidelines for future research directions. Persley. G.J. and E.A. De Langhe (eds.), 1987. Banana and plantain breeding strategies. ACIAR Proceedings No. 21, 187 pp. Available at AD 28 from: ACIAR GPO Box 1571 Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia