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In vitro mutation induction for resistance to Fusarium wilt in the banana

Abstract

In Brazil, which is one of the world`s principal banana production regions, almost all production is consumed within the country. Consumers show high preference for the cultivar Maca (AAB group). However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to produce bananas of this type because of their high susceptibility to Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. Sexual breeding, which consists of recombination and selection, is limited in the banana because of polyploidy and sterility. Spontaneous somatic mutations are an important source of new cultirvars, and mutation breeding might be particularly important to generate genetic variation. Because of this, the mutation breeding approach has been used in Brazil. The objective of this research was to induce gamma ray mutations for resistance or to increase the level of tolerance to Fusarium wilt in the banana cultivar Maca on the basis of screening under field conditions. 4 refs.
Authors:
Tulmann Neto, A; Mendes, B M.J.; Latado, R; [1]  Cesar Santos, P dos; Boliani, A [2] 
  1. Centro de Energia Nuclear na Agricultura, Piracicaba, SP (Brazil)
  2. Universidade Estadual Paulista, Ilha Solteira, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Agronomia
Publication Date:
Nov 01, 1995
Product Type:
Book
Report Number:
CONF-9506128-; STI/PUB-972.
Reference Number:
SCA: 553002; PA: AIX-27:028601; EDB-96:068368; SN: 96001570338
Resource Relation:
Conference: International symposium on the use of induced mutations and molecular techniques for crop improvement, Vienna (Austria), 19-23 Jun 1995; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1995; Related Information: Is Part Of Induced mutations and molecular techniques for crop improvement. Proceedings of an international symposium; PB: 748 p.; Proceedings series, Proceedings series.
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; BANANA PLANTS; DISEASE RESISTANCE; RADIATION INDUCED MUTANTS; FUSARIUM; BANANAS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; GAMMA RADIATION; GENETIC VARIABILITY; IN VITRO; PLANT BREEDING; POLYPLOIDY; SOMATIC MUTATIONS; VEGETATIVE PROPAGATION
OSTI ID:
208524
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome (Italy)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0074-1884; Other: CNN: Contract IAEA-R-7612/RB; ISBN 92-0-104695-2; TRN: XA9641136028601
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 641-642
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Tulmann Neto, A, Mendes, B M.J., Latado, R, Cesar Santos, P dos, and Boliani, A. In vitro mutation induction for resistance to Fusarium wilt in the banana. IAEA: N. p., 1995. Web.
Tulmann Neto, A, Mendes, B M.J., Latado, R, Cesar Santos, P dos, & Boliani, A. In vitro mutation induction for resistance to Fusarium wilt in the banana. IAEA.
Tulmann Neto, A, Mendes, B M.J., Latado, R, Cesar Santos, P dos, and Boliani, A. 1995. "In vitro mutation induction for resistance to Fusarium wilt in the banana." IAEA.
@misc{etde_208524,
title = {In vitro mutation induction for resistance to Fusarium wilt in the banana}
author = {Tulmann Neto, A, Mendes, B M.J., Latado, R, Cesar Santos, P dos, and Boliani, A}
abstractNote = {In Brazil, which is one of the world`s principal banana production regions, almost all production is consumed within the country. Consumers show high preference for the cultivar Maca (AAB group). However, it is becoming increasingly difficult to produce bananas of this type because of their high susceptibility to Fusarium wilt, caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense. Sexual breeding, which consists of recombination and selection, is limited in the banana because of polyploidy and sterility. Spontaneous somatic mutations are an important source of new cultirvars, and mutation breeding might be particularly important to generate genetic variation. Because of this, the mutation breeding approach has been used in Brazil. The objective of this research was to induce gamma ray mutations for resistance or to increase the level of tolerance to Fusarium wilt in the banana cultivar Maca on the basis of screening under field conditions. 4 refs.}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1995}
month = {Nov}
}