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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The production of triploid banana and plantain (Musa spp.) cultivars with improved characteristics (e.g. greater disease resistance or higher yield), while still preserving the main features of current popular cultivars (e.g. taste and cooking quality), remains a major challenge for Musa breeders. In this regard, breeders require a sound(More)
Many banana cultivars (including the Plantain type) are triploid interspecific hybrids between Musa acuminata (A genome) and Musa balbisiana (B genome). M. balbisiana contains endogeneous Banana streak virus sequences (eBSVs) that can, in interspecific genome context, spontaneously release infectious viral genomes. We analyzed, a triploid progeny of 184(More)
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