musa

Summary

Summary: A plant genus of the family Musaceae, order Zingiberales, subclass Zingiberidae, class Liliopsida.

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  1. Hřibová E, Neumann P, Matsumoto T, Roux N, Macas J, Dolezel J. Repetitive part of the banana (Musa acuminata) genome investigated by low-depth 454 sequencing. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:204 pubmed publisher
    Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) are grown in more than a hundred tropical and subtropical countries and provide staple food for hundreds of millions of people...
  2. Youssef M, James A, Rivera Madrid R, Ortiz R, Escobedo GraciaMedrano R. Musa genetic diversity revealed by SRAP and AFLP. Mol Biotechnol. 2011;47:189-99 pubmed publisher
    ..fragment length polymorphisms (AFLP) were used to analyze the genetic variation and relationships among forty Musa accessions; which include commercial cultivars and wild species of interest for the genetic enhancement of Musa...
  3. Vishnevetsky J, White T, Palmateer A, Flaishman M, Cohen Y, Elad Y, et al. Improved tolerance toward fungal diseases in transgenic Cavendish banana (Musa spp. AAA group) cv. Grand Nain. Transgenic Res. 2011;20:61-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The best transgenic lines exhibiting Sigatoka tolerance were also found to have tolerance to B. cinerea in laboratory assays. ..
  4. Pan X, Yang X, Lin G, Zou R, Chen H, Samaj J, et al. Ultrastructural changes and the distribution of arabinogalactan proteins during somatic embryogenesis of banana (Musa spp. AAA cv. 'Yueyoukang 1'). Physiol Plant. 2011;142:372-89 pubmed publisher
    A better understanding of somatic embryogenesis in banana (Musa spp.) may provide a practical way to improve regeneration of banana plants...
  5. Martin G, Baurens F, Cardi C, Aury J, D Hont A. The complete chloroplast genome of banana (Musa acuminata, Zingiberales): insight into plastid monocotyledon evolution. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e67350 pubmed publisher
    Banana (genus Musa) is a crop of major economic importance worldwide. It is a monocotyledonous member of the Zingiberales, a sister group of the widely studied Poales...
  6. Moser S, Muller T, Holzinger A, Lütz C, Krautler B. Structures of chlorophyll catabolites in bananas (Musa acuminata) reveal a split path of chlorophyll breakdown in a ripening fruit. Chemistry. 2012;18:10873-85 pubmed publisher
    ..elucidation of colorless tetrapyrrolic chlorophyll breakdown products in commercially available, ripening bananas (Musa acuminata, Cavendish cultivar)...
  7. Li L, Häkkinen M, Yuan Y, Hao G, Ge X. Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the banana family (Musaceae) inferred from multiple nuclear and chloroplast DNA fragments, with a special reference to the genus Musa. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010;57:1-10 pubmed publisher
    ..Most species of the family (around 65 species) have been placed under the genus Musa and its infrageneric classification has long been disputed...
  8. Yang Q, Wu J, Li C, Wei Y, Sheng O, Hu C, et al. Quantitative proteomic analysis reveals that antioxidation mechanisms contribute to cold tolerance in plantain (Musa paradisiaca L.; ABB Group) seedlings. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2012;11:1853-69 pubmed publisher
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a global investigation on molecular responses of plantain to cold stress by proteomic analysis...
  9. Paul J, Becker D, Dickman M, Harding R, Khanna H, Dale J. Apoptosis-related genes confer resistance to Fusarium wilt in transgenic 'Lady Finger' bananas. Plant Biotechnol J. 2011;9:1141-8 pubmed publisher
    Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc), is one of the most devastating diseases of banana (Musa spp.). Apart from resistant cultivars, there are no effective control measures for the disease...

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  1. Kaimal S, Sujatha K, George S. Hypolipidaemic and antioxidant effects of fruits of Musa AAA (Chenkadali) in alloxan induced diabetic rats. Indian J Exp Biol. 2010;48:165-73 pubmed
    Hypolipidaemic and antioxidant effects of ethanol extract of mature green fruits of Musa AAA (Chenkadali) was evaluated in alloxan induced diabetic rats...
  2. Meng L, Gao X, Chen J, Martin K. Spatial and temporal effects on seed dispersal and seed predation of Musa acuminata in southern Yunnan, China. Integr Zool. 2012;7:30-40 pubmed publisher
    ..was conducted to analyze animal-seed interactions and their effects on the seed fate of a wild banana species (Musa acuminata) in tropical southern Yunnan (China) through experiments considering spatial (site and habitat) and ..
  3. Choudhury S, Roy S, Sengupta D. A Ser/Thr protein kinase phosphorylates MA-ACS1 (Musa acuminata 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid synthase 1) during banana fruit ripening. Planta. 2012;236:491-511 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we report the post-translational modification of MA-ACS1 (Musa acuminata ACS1), a ripening inducible isozyme in the ACS family, which plays a key role in ethylene biosynthesis ..
  4. Amorim E, Silva P, Ferreira C, Amorim V, Santos V, Vilarinhos A, et al. New microsatellite markers for bananas (Musa spp). Genet Mol Res. 2012;11:1093-8 pubmed publisher
    Thirty-four microsatellite markers (SSRs) were identified in EST and BAC clones from Musa acuminata burmannicoides var...
  5. D Hont A, Denoeud F, Aury J, Baurens F, Carreel F, Garsmeur O, et al. The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants. Nature. 2012;488:213-7 pubmed publisher
    Bananas (Musa spp.), including dessert and cooking types, are giant perennial monocotyledonous herbs of the order Zingiberales, a sister group to the well-studied Poales, which include cereals...
  6. Till B, Jankowicz Cieslak J, Sági L, Huynh O, Utsushi H, Swennen R, et al. Discovery of nucleotide polymorphisms in the Musa gene pool by Ecotilling. Theor Appl Genet. 2010;121:1381-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Musa (banana and plantain) is an important genus for the global export market and in local markets where it provides staple food for approximately 400 million people...
  7. Bhaskar J, Shobha M, Sambaiah K, Salimath P. Beneficial effects of banana (Musa sp. var. elakki bale) flower and pseudostem on hyperglycemia and advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. J Physiol Biochem. 2011;67:415-25 pubmed publisher
    ..We have examined the effect of banana (Musa sp. var...
  8. de Jesus O, Silva S, Amorim E, Ferreira C, de Campos J, Silva G, et al. Genetic diversity and population structure of Musa accessions in ex situ conservation. BMC Plant Biol. 2013;13:41 pubmed publisher
    Banana cultivars are mostly derived from hybridization between wild diploid subspecies of Musa acuminata (A genome) and M. balbisiana (B genome), and they exhibit various levels of ploidy and genomic constitution...
  9. Eleazu C, Iroaganachi M, Eleazu K. Ameliorative potentials of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L.) and unripe plantain (Musa paradisiaca L.) on the relative tissue weights of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. J Diabetes Res. 2013;2013:160964 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the ameliorating potentials of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L.) and unripe plantain (Musa paradisiaca L...
  10. Chen L, Zhong H, Kuang J, Li J, Lu W, Chen J. Validation of reference genes for RT-qPCR studies of gene expression in banana fruit under different experimental conditions. Planta. 2011;234:377-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our results provide guidelines for reference gene(s) selection under different experimental conditions and a foundation for more accurate and widespread use of RT-qPCR in banana...
  11. Churchill A. Mycosphaerella fijiensis, the black leaf streak pathogen of banana: progress towards understanding pathogen biology and detection, disease development, and the challenges of control. Mol Plant Pathol. 2011;12:307-28 pubmed publisher
    Banana (Musa spp.) is grown throughout the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The fruits are a key staple food in many developing countries and a source of income for subsistence farmers...
  12. Baurens F, Bocs S, Rouard M, Matsumoto T, Miller R, Rodier Goud M, et al. Mechanisms of haplotype divergence at the RGA08 nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat gene locus in wild banana (Musa balbisiana). BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:149 pubmed publisher
    ..In banana (Musa sp...
  13. Hippolyte I, Jenny C, Gardes L, Bakry F, Rivallan R, Pomies V, et al. Foundation characteristics of edible Musa triploids revealed from allelic distribution of SSR markers. Ann Bot. 2012;109:937-51 pubmed publisher
    The production of triploid banana and plantain (Musa spp.) cultivars with improved characteristics (e.g. greater disease resistance or higher yield), while still preserving the main features of current popular cultivars (e.g...
  14. Wang Z, Zhang J, Jia C, Liu J, Li Y, Yin X, et al. De novo characterization of the banana root transcriptome and analysis of gene expression under Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. Cubense tropical race 4 infection. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:650 pubmed publisher
    Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) are among the most important crops in the world due to their nutritional and export value. However, banana production has been devastated by fungal infestations caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp...
  15. Alvarez Acosta T, León C, Acosta González S, Parra Soto H, Cluet Rodriguez I, Rossell M, et al. Beneficial role of green plantain [Musa paradisiaca] in the management of persistent diarrhea: a prospective randomized trial. J Am Coll Nutr. 2009;28:169-76 pubmed
    ..To evaluate the beneficial effects of green plantain-based diet on stool volume, frequency and weight gain as compared with a traditional yogurt-based diet in children with persistent diarrhea...
  16. Risterucci A, Hippolyte I, Perrier X, Xia L, Caig V, Evers M, et al. Development and assessment of Diversity Arrays Technology for high-throughput DNA analyses in Musa. Theor Appl Genet. 2009;119:1093-103 pubmed publisher
    ..This article demonstrates the usefulness of DArT markers for genetic diversity analyses of Musa spp. genotypes...
  17. Shekhawat U, Ganapathi T, Srinivas L. Cloning and characterization of a novel stress-responsive WRKY transcription factor gene (MusaWRKY71) from Musa spp. cv. Karibale Monthan (ABB group) using transformed banana cells. Mol Biol Rep. 2011;38:4023-35 pubmed publisher
    ..we report the cloning and characterization of a novel WRKY gene, MusaWRKY71 isolated from an edible banana cultivar Musa spp. Karibale Monthan (ABB group)...
  18. Mu P, Feng D, Su J, Zhang Y, Dai J, Jin H, et al. Cu2+ triggers reversible aggregation of a disordered His-rich dehydrin MpDhn12 from Musa paradisiaca. J Biochem. 2011;150:491-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we cloned and characterized a His-rich low molecular weight dehydrin from Musa paradisiaca, MpDhn12...
  19. Agarwal P, Singh A, Gaurav K, Goel S, Khanna H, Goel R. Evaluation of wound healing activity of extracts of plantain banana (Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca) in rats. Indian J Exp Biol. 2009;47:32-40 pubmed
    ..Both the extracts showed good safety profile. Plantain banana thus, favoured wound healing which could be due to its antioxidant effect and on various wound healing biochemical parameters...
  20. Halkett F, Coste D, Platero G, Zapater M, Abadie C, Carlier J. Genetic discontinuities and disequilibria in recently established populations of the plant pathogenic fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis. Mol Ecol. 2010;19:3909-23 pubmed publisher
    ..These differences in the genetic characteristics of M. fijiensis populations in two recently colonized areas are discussed in the light of historical data on disease spread and ecological data on landscape features...
  21. Shan W, Kuang J, Chen L, Xie H, Peng H, Xiao Y, et al. Molecular characterization of banana NAC transcription factors and their interactions with ethylene signalling component EIL during fruit ripening. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:5171-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, these results suggest that MaNACs such as MaNAC1/MaNAC2, may be involved in banana fruit ripening via interaction with ethylene signalling components...
  22. Sreedharan S, Shekhawat U, Ganapathi T. MusaSAP1, a A20/AN1 zinc finger gene from banana functions as a positive regulator in different stress responses. Plant Mol Biol. 2012;80:503-17 pubmed publisher
  23. Jeridi M, Perrier X, Rodier Goud M, Ferchichi A, D Hont A, Bakry F. Cytogenetic evidence of mixed disomic and polysomic inheritance in an allotetraploid (AABB) Musa genotype. Ann Bot. 2012;110:1593-606 pubmed publisher
    Edible bananas originated mainly from two wild species, Musa acuminata Colla (AA) and Musa balbisiana Colla (BB), and triploid cultivars with an AAA, AAB or ABB genome are the most widely used...
  24. Dufour D, Gibert O, Giraldo A, Sanchez T, Reynes M, Pain J, et al. Differentiation between cooking bananas and dessert bananas. 2. Thermal and functional characterization of cultivated Colombian Musaceae (Musa sp.). J Agric Food Chem. 2009;57:7870-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Among other criteria, the cooking ability also helped to differentiate dessert bananas and FHIA hybrids from cooking bananas. A close relation between cultivar genotypes and uses with the thermal and pasting properties were revealed...
  25. Mb gui A Mb gui D, Hubert O, Baurens F, Matsumoto T, Chillet M, Fils Lycaon B, et al. Expression patterns of cell wall-modifying genes from banana during fruit ripening and in relationship with finger drop. J Exp Bot. 2009;60:2021-34 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings also led to the proposal of a sequence of molecular events leading to finger drop and to suggest some candidates...
  26. Rabbani G, Ahmed S, Hossain I, Islam R, Marni F, Akhtar M, et al. Green banana reduces clinical severity of childhood shigellosis: a double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2009;28:420-5 pubmed publisher
    ..We studied therapeutic effects of GB in childhood shigellosis by determining colonic fatty acid production in a double-blind, randomized, controlled, clinical trial...
  27. Shekhawat U, Srinivas L, Ganapathi T. MusaDHN-1, a novel multiple stress-inducible SK(3)-type dehydrin gene, contributes affirmatively to drought- and salt-stress tolerance in banana. Planta. 2011;234:915-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This study is the first to report generation of transgenic banana plants engineered for improved drought and salt-stress tolerance...
  28. Elitzur T, Vrebalov J, Giovannoni J, Goldschmidt E, Friedman H. The regulation of MADS-box gene expression during ripening of banana and their regulatory interaction with ethylene. J Exp Bot. 2010;61:1523-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, our results are consistent with MaMADS2, a SEP3 homologue, acting in the pulp upstream of the increase in ethylene production similarly to LeMADS-RIN...
  29. Rieux A, Halkett F, de Lapeyre de Bellaire L, Zapater M, Rousset F, Ravigne V, et al. Inferences on pathogenic fungus population structures from microsatellite data: new insights from spatial genetics approaches. Mol Ecol. 2011;20:1661-74 pubmed publisher
  30. Henry I, Carpentier S, Pampurova S, Van Hoylandt A, Panis B, Swennen R, et al. Structure and regulation of the Asr gene family in banana. Planta. 2011;234:785-98 pubmed publisher
    ..their potential use in crop improvement, we investigated the structure and regulation of the Asr gene family in Musa species (bananas and plantains)...
  31. Lassois L, Frettinger P, de Lapeyre de Bellaire L, Lepoivre P, Jijakli H. Identification of genes involved in the response of banana to crown rot disease. Mol Plant Microbe Interact. 2011;24:143-53 pubmed publisher
    ..To our knowledge, this work is the first to address both pre- and post-infection gene expression with the same host-pathogen combination and distinct susceptibility levels...
  32. Li C, Deng G, Yang J, Viljoen A, Jin Y, Kuang R, et al. Transcriptome profiling of resistant and susceptible Cavendish banana roots following inoculation with Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4. BMC Genomics. 2012;13:374 pubmed publisher
    ..To a better understand the defense response of resistant banana plants to the Fusarium wilt pathogen, the transcriptome profiles in roots of resistant and susceptible Cavendish banana challenged with Foc TR4 were compared...
  33. Davey M, Gudimella R, Harikrishna J, Sin L, Khalid N, Keulemans J. "A draft Musa balbisiana genome sequence for molecular genetics in polyploid, inter- and intra-specific Musa hybrids". BMC Genomics. 2013;14:683 pubmed publisher
    Modern banana cultivars are primarily interspecific triploid hybrids of two species, Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana, which respectively contribute the A- and B-genomes. The M...
  34. Swanson M, Winter H, Goldstein I, Markovitz D. A lectin isolated from bananas is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication. J Biol Chem. 2010;285:8646-55 pubmed publisher
    BanLec is a jacalin-related lectin isolated from the fruit of bananas, Musa acuminata...
  35. Carpentier S, Vertommen A, Swennen R, Witters E, Fortes C, Souza M, et al. Sugar-mediated acclimation: the importance of sucrose metabolism in meristems. J Proteome Res. 2010;9:5038-46 pubmed publisher
    ..According to our data, a successful acclimation is correlated to an initial efficient uptake of sucrose and subsequently a reduced breakdown of sucrose and an induction of fermentation likely by a lack of oxygen...
  36. De Langhe E, Hřibová E, Carpentier S, Dolezel J, Swennen R. Did backcrossing contribute to the origin of hybrid edible bananas?. Ann Bot. 2010;106:849-57 pubmed publisher
    Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide a staple food for many millions of people living in the humid tropics. The cultivated varieties (cultivars) are seedless parthenocarpic clones of which the origin remains unclear...
  37. Perrier X, De Langhe E, Donohue M, Lentfer C, Vrydaghs L, Bakry F, et al. Multidisciplinary perspectives on banana (Musa spp.) domestication. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011;108:11311-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The historical reconstruction of domestication processes is essential for breeding programs seeking to diversify and improve banana cvs for the future...
  38. Santos E, Remy S, Thiry E, Windelinckx S, Swennen R, Sági L. Characterization and isolation of a T-DNA tagged banana promoter active during in vitro culture and low temperature stress. BMC Plant Biol. 2009;9:77 pubmed publisher
    ..Embryogenic cell suspensions of a plantain-type banana were transformed with a promoterless, codon-optimized luciferase (luc+) gene and low temperature-responsive luciferase activation was monitored in real time...
  39. Ma L, Jiang S, Lin G, Cai J, Ye X, Chen H, et al. Wound-induced pectin methylesterases enhance banana (Musa spp. AAA) susceptibility to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. J Exp Bot. 2013;64:2219-29 pubmed publisher
    ..In order to understand how PMEs modify pectins during banana (Musa spp...
  40. Xu C, Zhao L, Pan X, Samaj J. Developmental localization and methylesterification of pectin epitopes during somatic embryogenesis of banana (Musa spp. AAA). PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e22992 pubmed publisher
    ..I (RG-I) and degree of pectin methyl-esterification (DM) were studied during somatic embryogenesis of banana (Musa spp. AAA)...
  41. Yakubu M, Oyeyipo T, Quadri A, Akanji M. Effects of aqueous extract of Musa paradisiaca root on testicular function parameters of male rats. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2013;24:151-7 pubmed publisher
    There is an age-long claim that the Musa paradisiaca root is used to manage reproductive dysfunction, most especially sexual dysfunction (as an aphrodisiac), but there are no data in the open scientific literature that have refuted or ..
  42. Rieux A, de Lapeyre de Bellaire L, Zapater M, Ravigne V, Carlier J. Recent range expansion and agricultural landscape heterogeneity have only minimal effect on the spatial genetic structure of the plant pathogenic fungus Mycosphaerella fijiensis. Heredity (Edinb). 2013;110:29-38 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the suggestion that high population size and/or high migration rate between populations might be responsible for the absence of any effect of disease control practises on genetic diversity and differentiation...
  43. Christelová P, Valarik M, Hřibová E, De Langhe E, Dolezel J. A multi gene sequence-based phylogeny of the Musaceae (banana) family. BMC Evol Biol. 2011;11:103 pubmed publisher
    ..In this work the evolutionary relationships within the Musaceae family were studied using 13 species and DNA sequences obtained from a set of 19 unlinked nuclear genes...
  44. Davey M, Graham N, Vanholme B, Swennen R, May S, Keulemans J. Heterologous oligonucleotide microarrays for transcriptomics in a non-model species; a proof-of-concept study of drought stress in Musa. BMC Genomics. 2009;10:436 pubmed publisher
    ..of cross-hybridisation to Affymetrix oligonucleotide GeneChip(R) microarrays to profile the response of the banana (Musa spp...
  45. Moser S, Muller T, Holzinger A, Lütz C, Jockusch S, Turro N, et al. Fluorescent chlorophyll catabolites in bananas light up blue halos of cell death. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:15538-43 pubmed publisher
    ..In contrast, in ripening bananas (Musa acuminata) chlorophylls fade to give unique fluorescent catabolites (FCCs), causing yellow bananas to glow blue, ..
  46. Passos M, de Cruz V, Emediato F, de Teixeira C, Azevedo V, Brasileiro A, et al. Analysis of the leaf transcriptome of Musa acuminata during interaction with Mycosphaerella musicola: gene assembly, annotation and marker development. BMC Genomics. 2013;14:78 pubmed publisher
    Although banana (Musa sp.) is an important edible crop, contributing towards poverty alleviation and food security, limited transcriptome datasets are available for use in accelerated molecular-based breeding in this genus...
  47. Hippolyte I, Bakry F, Seguin M, Gardes L, Rivallan R, Risterucci A, et al. A saturated SSR/DArT linkage map of Musa acuminata addressing genome rearrangements among bananas. BMC Plant Biol. 2010;10:65 pubmed publisher
    The genus Musa is a large species complex which includes cultivars at diploid and triploid levels...
  48. Mahdavi F, Sariah M, Maziah M. Expression of rice thaumatin-like protein gene in transgenic banana plants enhances resistance to fusarium wilt. Appl Biochem Biotechnol. 2012;166:1008-19 pubmed publisher
    ..Bioassay of transgenic banana plants challenged with Fusarium wilt pathogen showed that expression of TLP enhanced resistance to F. oxysporum sp. cubensec (race 4) compared to control plants...
  49. Xu C, Takáč T, Burbach C, Menzel D, Samaj J. Developmental localization and the role of hydroxyproline rich glycoproteins during somatic embryogenesis of banana (Musa spp. AAA). BMC Plant Biol. 2011;11:38 pubmed publisher
  50. Muller T, Krautler B. Chlorophyll breakdown as seen in bananas: sign of aging and ripening--a mini-review. Gerontology. 2011;57:521-7 pubmed publisher
    ..In these fruits, unique fluorescent chlorophyll catabolites accumulate and give rise to their fascinating blue luminescence...
  51. Portal O, Izquierdo Y, De Vleesschauwer D, Sánchez Rodríguez A, Mendoza Rodríguez M, Acosta Suárez M, et al. Analysis of expressed sequence tags derived from a compatible Mycosphaerella fijiensis-banana interaction. Plant Cell Rep. 2011;30:913-28 pubmed publisher
    ..To analyze the compatible interaction of M. fijiensis with Musa spp...
  52. Menezes E, Tadini C, Tribess T, Zuleta A, Binaghi J, Pak N, et al. Chemical composition and nutritional value of unripe banana flour (Musa acuminata, var. Nanicão). Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2011;66:231-7 pubmed publisher
    Banana flour obtained from unripe banana (Musa acuminata, var. Nanicão) under specific drying conditions was evaluated regarding its chemical composition and nutritional value. Results are expressed in dry weight (dw)...
  53. Čížková J, Hřibová E, Humplíková L, Christelová P, Suchánková P, Dolezel J. Molecular analysis and genomic organization of major DNA satellites in banana (Musa spp.). PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e54808 pubmed publisher
    ..Unlike many other genomes, nuclear genomes of banana (Musa spp.) are poor in satellite DNA and the information on this class of DNA remains limited...
  54. Gayral P, Blondin L, Guidolin O, Carreel F, Hippolyte I, Perrier X, et al. Evolution of endogenous sequences of banana streak virus: what can we learn from banana (Musa sp.) evolution?. J Virol. 2010;84:7346-59 pubmed publisher
    ..The ability of some endogenous sequences of Banana streak viruses (eBSVs) in the genome of banana (Musa sp.) to induce infections just like the virus itself was recently demonstrated (P. Gayral et al., J. Virol...
  55. Bennett R, Shiga T, Hassimotto N, Rosa E, Lajolo F, Cordenunsi B. Phenolics and antioxidant properties of fruit pulp and cell wall fractions of postharvest banana (Musa acuminata Juss.) cultivars. J Agric Food Chem. 2010;58:7991-8003 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that banana cell walls could be a suitable source of natural antioxidants and that they could be bioaccessible in the human gut...
  56. Jeridi M, Bakry F, Escoute J, Fondi E, Carreel F, Ferchichi A, et al. Homoeologous chromosome pairing between the A and B genomes of Musa spp. revealed by genomic in situ hybridization. Ann Bot. 2011;108:975-81 pubmed publisher
    Most cooking banana and several desert bananas are interspecific triploid hybrids between Musa acuminata (A genome) and Musa balbisiana (B genome). In addition, M...