NON-CONVENTIONAL BREEDING APPROACHES FOR BANANA AND PLANTAIN IMPROVEMENT AGAINST FUNGAL DISEASES AT AECI

B. Okole, C. Memela, S. Rademan, K.J. Kunert, M. Brunette
The current research activities at AECI for the production of fungal-resistant bananas and plantains are presented. Genetic transformation and mutation breeding, as non-conventional breeding tools for plant improvement, are outlined and selection in vitro against a fungal toxin isolated from Mycosphaerella fijiensis is presented in more detail. An outlook about the commercial application and potential of these technologies is given.
Okole, B., Memela, C., Rademan, S., Kunert, K.J. and Brunette, M. (2000). NON-CONVENTIONAL BREEDING APPROACHES FOR BANANA AND PLANTAIN IMPROVEMENT AGAINST FUNGAL DISEASES AT AECI. Acta Hortic. 540, 207-214
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.540.23
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2000.540.23
plant transformation, somaclonal variation, toxin selection

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