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Title: East African diploid and triploid bananas: a genetic complex transported from South-East Asia

Date Published: 2018
Author/s: Xavier Perrier, Christophe Jenny, Frédéric Bakry, Deborah Karamura, Mercy Kitavi, Cécile Dubois, Catherine Hervouet, Gérard Philippson and Edmond De Langhe
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Journal Publisher: Annals of Botany
Affiliation: 1
CIRAD, UMR AGAP, F-34398 Montpellier, France, 2
AGAP, Université de Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro,
Montpellier, France, 3
Bioversity International Uganda Office, PO Box 24384, Kampala, Uganda, 4
International Potato Center,
PO Box 25171, Nairobi, Kenya, 5
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris, France and 6
Dynamique du Langage CNRS, Université Lyon 2, France and 7
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Belgium
Keywords: Musa, banana, Mutika, Mchare, East Africa, Indian Ocean, nuclear SSR, linguistic, human migrations,
genetic diversity, plant diffusion, genetic comple


Besides bananas belonging to the AAA triploid Mutika subgroup, which predominates
in the Great Lakes countries, other AAA triploids as well as edible AA diploids, locally of considerable cultural
weight, are cultivated in East Africa and in the nearby Indian Ocean islands as far as Madagascar. All these varieties call for the genetic identification and characterization of their interrelations on account of their regional socioeconomic significance and their potential for banana breeding strategies.