Developing basic genomic tools to assist germplasm exploitation is important for Musa (banana), especially in the context of the use of Musa genomic diversity. Moreover, it is also a top priority in the vision of the whole genome sequencing. The initiation of genomic sequencing to identify genes will allow exploitation of breeding-relevant genetic variation within Musa. The GCP has promoted the development of publicly available, well-characterized genomic resources in order to integrate them with ongoing, trait-based research in Musa.
Bakry, F.; Baurens, F.C.; Heslop-Harrison, J.S.; Hippolyte, I.; Matsumoto, M.; Miller, R.G.; Rouard, M.; Roux, N.; Sidibe-Bocs, S.; Souza, M.; Sasaki, T. Targeted Musa Genome Sequencing and Frame Map Construction (SP2). Presented at the 2007 GCP Annual Research Meeting, Benoni, South Africa, 12-16 September 2007. (2007) 1 pp.