Origins and Domestication of Cultivated Banana Inferred from Chloroplast and Nuclear Genes

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BACKGROUND Cultivated bananas are large, vegetatively-propagated members of the genus Musa. More than 1,000 cultivars are grown worldwide and they are major economic and food resources in numerous developing countries. It has been suggested that cultivated bananas originated from the islands of Southeast Asia (ISEA) and have been developed through complex… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080502

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