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 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
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