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Evaluation of drought tolerance in wild bananas from Indonesia

Grant No
Project Description
Most edible bananas are susceptible to drought with reported yield losses up to 65%. Wild varieties of banana with the AA genome configuration (as opposed to the BB genome configuration already known to be drought tolerant) are abundant in Indonesia. This project evaluated drought tolerance in these varieties through the crossing of a tolerant non-edible variety and a sensitive edible variety.
Institute Name
KU Leuven
Institute Country
List of Countries
  • Indonesia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Belgium
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
Crop Seed or Veg type Acc collected Acc regenerated Acc sent to CG Acc introduced to genebank Acc sent to Svalbard
Banana 0 0 0 0 0
Program Name
Crop Wild Relatives
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)
Start Date
1st of December 2015
End Date
1st of December 2018
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