M. lasiocarpa
Common Name
Golden lotus banana

Musella lasiocarpa, also known as Chinese dwarf banana or golden lotus banana, is a species of flowering plant in the banana family (Musaceae). It is native to the Yunnan province of China, where it grows in mountainous regions at elevations of 2,000 to 3,000 meters. The plant produces large, bright yellow flowers that resemble lotus flowers, which is where its common name "golden lotus banana" comes from. It is grown mainly as an ornamental plant in gardens and conservatories because of its attractive flowers and foliage. It is also occasionally grown for its edible fruit, which is small and banana-shaped, but not widely available in commercial markets. In traditional Chinese medicine, the roots of Musella lasiocarpa are used to treat a variety of ailments, including rheumatism and fever.

The genome was assembled by long read and Hi-C sequencing with a basic chromosome number of x=9 (2n=2x=18). The assembly is haplotype-resolved (hap1 and hap2).

The genome sequencing of this species is the result of the collaboration between SCBG CAS, University of Leicester, CIRAD and Alliance of Bioversity-CIAT.

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NameProgramDate Constructed
Whole Genome Assembly and Annotation of Musella lasiocarpaMaker2Jun 16th, 2023
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