Overview
Full NameMusa acuminata ssp. banksii
GenusMusa
Speciesacuminata ssp. banksii
Common NameBanksii
Abbreviationbanksii

The selected accession, named 'Banksii' belongs to the subspecies of Musa acuminata spp. banksii native to south-east Asia in Papua New Guinea. Banksii-derived cultivars played a major role in the development of several important diploid and triploid cultivar groups that are now widely dispersed.

The genome sequencing of this species is the result of the collaboration between Bioversity International and CIRAD. The project was technically supported by BGI and financially supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB).

The draft genome was published in the following

Rouard, M.; Droc, G.; Martin, G.; Sardos, J.; Hueber, Y.; Guignon, V.; Cenci, A.; Geigle, B.; Hibbins, M.; Yahiaoui, N.; Baurens, F.C.; Berry, V.; Hahn, M. W.; D’Hont, A. and Roux, N . (2018). Three new genome assemblies support a rapid radiation in Musa acuminata (wild banana). Genome Biology and Evolution doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy227

If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact Mathieu Rouard (m.rouard_at_cgiar.org) and Angélique D’Hont (dhont_at_cirad.fr)

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Assembly statistics

 Statistics of genome assembly

value

Estimated genome size (Mb)

562

Assembled genome size (Mb)

407.6

N proportion (%)

2.92

Number of scaffolds (scaffold's length >=2kb)

8,561

Scaffold N50 (bp)

390,728

Number scaffold N50 (bp)

206

Scaffold N90 (bp)

20,034

Number scaffold N90 (bp)

2,343