The Musa acuminata reference genome sequence results from collaboration between Genoscope and Cirad (UMR AGAP) funded by ANR. The sequenced genotype is a doubled-haploid (2n=22, 1C=523 Mb) from the species Musa acuminata (A genome) subspecies malaccencis. The doubled-haploid (DH-Pahang) was produced at Cirad through anther culture of the wild diploid accession Pahang and spontaneous chromosomes doubling. The wild Pahang accession originated from Central Malaysia.

The sequence was analysed in collaboration with several teams in particular of the Global Musa Genomics Consortium and was published in : “The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants”. D'Hont et al. 2012. Nature


The Banana Genome Hub centralises databases of genetic and genomic data for the Musa acuminata crop Hub developed by Cirad and Bioversity International and supported by the South Green Bioinformatics platform. Data available are the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, metabolism, gene families, transcriptomics (ESTs, RNA-Seq), genetic markers (SSR, DArT, SNPs) and genetic maps.