About us

The Global Musa Genomics Consortium is an international network of scientists who are applying genomics tools to the banana to ultimately improve its breeding and management. The consortium currently brings together expertise from various institutions in different countries. In comparative genomics, Musa is seen as an interesting model for understanding genomic evolution in relation to biotic and abiotic stresses, in a polyploid and vegetatively propagated crop.
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Genome Resource Centre

The Centre is the distribution arm of the Genomics Consortium and operates on a cost-recovery basis. The primary aim of the Centre is to support research activities of the Musa Genomics Consortium by distributing Musa genome resources to Consortium Members and by developing new resources.
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Bioinformatics resources

Web tools have been developed and implemented to facilitate access to data, such as genetic makers, genetic maps, physical Map, and Expressed Sequence Tags, genes and transposable elements. The number of tools will continue to grow, in particular with the near release of the Musa genome sequence, and the increase of sequencing data produced by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies.
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Genotyping Centre

The Genotyping Centre is a standardized platform for molecular characterization of Musa accessions. The system is based on 19 microsatellite loci that are scored after the PCR with fluorescently labeled primers and capillary electrophoretic separation with internal standard.
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