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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> banana and plantain.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.; Rouard, M.; Sardos, J.; Roux, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative genetics in improving root and tuber crops.

This chapter focuses on the breeding methods, inbreeding depression, epistasis and heterosis in root and tuber crops and bananas (RTBs). The importance of assessing epistasis in diallel crosses in RTB crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Ceballos, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Living and responding to climate variability and change among coffee and banana farmers in the highlands of Moshi rural district, Tanzania.

The study aimed at exploring perceived impacts of climate variability on coffee and banana farming and community responses in the highlands of Moshi Rural District. A socio-economic survey employing qualitative and quantitative research approaches was used. Data were collected using questionnaires, ...

Author(s)
Temba, P. L.; Pauline, N. M.; Ndaki, P. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242966)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to banana, abacá and enset.

Banana, abacá and enset belong to the Musaceae family of flowering plants in the order Zingerberales. The family has two genera: Musa and Ensete. Banana and abacá belong to genus Musa and enset to the genus Ensete. This chapter provides information on their taxonomy, morphology, cultivation and...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.; Daniells, J. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungal diseases of the foliage.

This chapter describes some fungal diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their distribution, economic importance, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other control methods.

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem.

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal diseases of banana fruit.

This chapter discusses fungal diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete) fruit, providing information on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology, host reaction, and control using cultural, chemical, biological and other control methods.

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas.

This chapter describes diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), caused by bacteria and phytoplasmas. Information is given on their economic impact, distribution, symptoms, causal agent(s), disease cycle and epidemiology (e.g. insect vector and mechanical transmission), host reaction, and control using ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases caused by viruses.

This chapter describes viral diseases of banana (Musa and Ensete), providing information on their economic impact, distribution, history, symptoms, causal agent, disease cycle and epidemiology (including insect vector transmission), host reaction, and control using different methods such as natural ...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Injuries to banana caused by adverse climate and extreme weather.

Banana is sometimes grown in areas, such as those found in the subtropics, where climates are suboptimal for good growth for certain periods of the year. Here, adverse temperature conditions extend the period it takes to produce a crop and can give rise to fruit quality disorders. In addition,...

Author(s)
Israeli, Y.; Lahav, E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter

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