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Generation of Five New Musa Hybrids With Resistance To Black Sigatoka and High Yield

Ricardo Hernández1, Teresa Ramírez2, Juan Carlos Noa-Carrazana3, Roberto Rodríguez-Fernández4, Maria Jesus Cañal4, Norma Flores-Estévez3, Miguel Corujo4, Carlos Noceda4 and José C. Ventura3
  • 1 Centro para la Transformación Agrícola Sostenible (CETAS), Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuatro Caminos, CP 59430, Cienfuegos, Cuba
  • 2 nstituto de Investigaciones en Viandas Tropicales. (INIVIT). Finca Tres Carolinas, Apartado 6, Santo Domingo, CP 53000, Villa.Clara, Cuba
  • 3 Laboratorio de Biotecnología y Ecología Aplicada. Universidad Veracruzana Culturas Veracruzanas No 101. Col E. Zapata CP 91090, Xalapa, Ver, Mexico
  • 4 Laboratorio de Fisiología Vegetal. Universidad de Oviedo c/ Cat. Rodrigo Uría, s/n, CP 33071 Oviedo, Mexico


The ability to identify genetic variation is indispensable to effective management and use of genetic resources. This work is the first approach concerning to generation and genetic differentiation of new Musa hybrid lines obtained in INIVIT (Cuba), crossing Musa acuminata male diploid (AA) x female triploid (ABB), genotypes selected by their resistant character to pests and diseases. From the obtained hybrids, only five were chosen because of their agronomic behavior and were genetically discriminated among them and also respect to the commercial clone FHIA-18 by AFLP polymorphism. Thanks to this prior genetic characterization Musa breeding programs could be consistently dinamised.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 2 No. 2, 2007, 43-48


Submitted On: 21 March 2007 Published On: 30 June 2007

How to Cite: Hernández, R., Ramírez, T., Noa-Carrazana, J. C., Rodríguez-Fernández, R., Cañal, M. J., Flores-Estévez, N., Corujo, M., Noceda, C. & Ventura, J. C. (2007). Generation of Five New Musa Hybrids With Resistance To Black Sigatoka and High Yield. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 2(2), 43-48.

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  • Banana
  • black sigatoka
  • hydric stress
  • AFLP profiles
  • Musa
  • silver staining
  • DNA extraction