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Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources
Year : 2001, Volume : 14, Issue : 3
First page : ( 350) Last page : ( 353)
Print ISSN : 0971-8184.

Confirmation of Occurrence of Natural Tetraploid Banana in India

Uma S, Sathiamoorthy S, Roux Nicolas*

National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), Trichy-620 017 (Tamil Nadu).

* FAO/IAEA, Agricultureand Biotechnology Laboratory Agency's Laboratories, A-2444, Seibersdor. Austria.


Exploration in North-eastern states of India has revealed the occurrence of a natural tetraploid of banana in India. Ploidy status was confirmed using flow cytometry while using morpho-taxonomic characterization, Bhat Manohar has been tentatively assigned the genomic status as ABBB. Being male and female fertile, this tetraploid has a good potential for use in breeding programmes.



Banana, Breeding, Characterization, Flow Cytometry, Genomic Status, Musa, Tetraploid.


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