Multidisciplinary perspectives on banana (Musa spp.) domestication
plant genetics, historical linguistics, archaeobotany, diploid banana, cultivars, triploid banana cultivars
Original multidisciplinary research hereby clarifies the complex geodomestication pathways that generated the vast range of banana cultivars (cvs). Genetic analyses identify the wild ancestors of modern-day cvs and elucidate several key stages of domestication for different cv groups. Archaeology and linguistics shed light on the historical roles of people in the movement and cultivation of bananas from New Guinea to West Africa during the Holocene. The historical reconstruction of domestication processes is essential for breeding programs seeking to diversify and improve banana cvs for the future.
Original Publication Citation
Perriera Xavier, E. De Langhe, M. Donohue, C. Lentfer, L. Vrydaghs, F. Bakrya, F. Carreel, I. Hippolyte, J. Horry, C. Jenny, V. Lebot, A. Risterucci, K. Tomekpe, H. Doutrelepont, T. Ball, J. Manwaring, P. de Maret, and T. Denham. 2011. Multidisciplinary perspectives on banana (Musa spp.) domestication. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(28):11311–11318.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Perrier, Xavier; De Lenghe, Edmond; Donohue, Mark; Lentfler, Carol; Vrydaghs, Luc; Bakry, Frederic; Carreel, Francoise; Hippolyte, Isalle; Horry, Jean-Pierre; Jenny, Christophe; Lebot, Vincent; Risterucci, Angie-Marie; Tomekpe, Kodjo; Doutrelepont, Hugues; Ball, Terry; Manwaring, Jason; Maret, Pierre de; and Denham, Tim, "Multidisciplinary perspectives on banana (Musa spp.) domestication" (2011). Faculty Publications. 3546.
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