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Close-up bananas for ever : the genetic diversity of banana

Abadie C., Bakry F., Carlier J., Caruana M.L., Côte F.X., Ganry J., Lescot T., Marie P., Sarah J.L.. 2003. Fruitrop (English ed.) (99) : p. 5-5.

Over a period of thousands of years, population migrations and movement of plant material have placed banana in very different ecological contexts in the various continents. Farmers have succeeded in profiting from the natural mutations resulting from vegetative multiplication. This combination of natural reproduction and selection by man since ancient times results in the present genetic diversity.
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