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By Sukhada Mohandas,Kundapura V. Ravishankar

Bananas and plantains are one of the most vital meals and funds plants on the earth. they're cultivated in additional than one hundred thirty five international locations, around the tropics and subtropics, with an annual worldwide creation of ca. a hundred thirty million metric tonnes. although bananas are probably the most very important parts of foodstuff safeguard in lots of constructing nations, banana construction is threatened by way of either abiotic and biotic stresses. those comprise a variety of illnesses and pests, equivalent to bunchy most sensible virus, burrowing nematodes, black Sigatoka or black leaf streak, Fusarium wilt, etc. 
In fresh years, enormous growth has been made and several other biotechnological and genomic instruments were hired to aid comprehend and get to the bottom of the mysterious banana genome. Molecular and genomic stories have helped to decipher the Musa genome and its evolution. Genetic linkage map and entire genome sequencing of either Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana (progenitors of cultivated banana) have thoroughly replaced the way in which of considering and the technique on banana crop development.  Whole-genome sequencing has helped to enhance the choice of quantitative characteristics comparable to yield, in addition to the choice of optimum mom and dad for constructing required hybrids in breeding courses. Gene isolation and the research of mutants have helped within the characterization of genes of agronomic worth and the linked regulatory sequences. With the appearance of molecular markers and new statistical instruments, it really is now attainable to degree the range, determine genes and priceless alleles associated with very important agronomic characteristics. extra those alleles could be integrated into cultivars via marker assisted choice or via transgenic strategy.  Transgenic methods are power instruments for direct move of those genes into well known cultivars, that are usually now not amenable for traditional breeding ideas, in particular with vegetation similar to bananas that are sterile, triploid and heterozygous thereby making it tricky to reconstruct the recurrent genotypes in banana. Transgenic concepts therefore have helped conquer the trouble of operating with sterile, triploid banana crop. within the final 5 years, huge, immense volume of recent info and strategies were generated for banana. A finished ebook entitled “Banana: Genomics and Transgenic techniques for Genetic development” on banana genomics, newest transgenic applied sciences and instruments to be had for more suitable crop improvement in banana will tackle these types of necessities.   

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