Banana Breeding: Progress and Challenges by Michael Pillay,Abdou Tenkouano

By Michael Pillay,Abdou Tenkouano

With the present global inhabitants development of 1.2%, the earth can count on to deal with 9-10 billion humans by means of 2050. nutrition construction, too, needs to raise to deal with those numbers. effortless starting to be, excessive calorie, nutritious meals, equivalent to bananas are the head precedence as an answer to this approaching challenge.

The first entire compendium on bananas in recent times, Banana Breeding: development and Challenges offers in-depth insurance of all facets of banana breeding and genetics, together with biotechnology. A wide-ranging compilation of chapters by means of numerous specialists, the ebook starts with a bankruptcy at the normal plant morphology of Musa. It keeps with chapters corresponding to Evolution and Genetic Relationships in Bananas and Plantains, Genetic assets for Banana development, Genomes, Cytogenetics, move Cytometry of Musa, and Genetics of vital features in Musa in addition to chapters that hide the foremost ailments and pests of banana.

The primary concentration of the e-book is encompassed in chapters equivalent to Reproductive Biology, Breeding strategies, Mutations and Cultivar improvement of Banana, Biotechnology in Musa Improvement, and Genotype via atmosphere interplay and Musa Improvement. The latter bankruptcy bargains instruments for choosing either narrowly tailored and generally tailored cultivars. The chapters on caliber development of cultivated Musa and postharvest processed items offer researchers and academics with details to enhance caliber elements of banana in addition to info on the way to lessen postharvest losses.

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