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

By Michael Pillay,Abdou Tenkouano

With the present international inhabitants progress of 1.2%, the earth can count on to deal with 9-10 billion humans by way of 2050. meals construction, too, needs to bring up to house those numbers. effortless starting to be, excessive calorie, nutritious meals, resembling bananas are the pinnacle precedence as an answer to this approaching challenge.

The first finished compendium on bananas lately, Banana Breeding: development and Challenges presents in-depth insurance of all facets of banana breeding and genetics, together with biotechnology. A wide-ranging compilation of chapters by way of a variety of 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, circulation Cytometry of Musa, and Genetics of vital characteristics in Musa in addition to chapters that disguise the foremost ailments and pests of banana.

The imperative concentration of the publication is encompassed in chapters equivalent to Reproductive Biology, Breeding strategies, Mutations and Cultivar improvement of Banana, Biotechnology in Musa Improvement, and Genotype through setting interplay and Musa Improvement. The latter bankruptcy deals instruments for choosing either narrowly tailored and widely tailored cultivars. The chapters on caliber development of cultivated Musa and postharvest processed items offer researchers and academics with info to enhance caliber elements of banana besides info on tips on how to lessen postharvest losses.

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