Musa is one of three genera in the family of Musaceae. Over 50 species of Musa exist, including bananas and plantains. This book assembles the latest information on the genomic research of this genus. A group of leading experts in Musa genetics, genomics, and breeding provide basic as well as advanced information for those interested in learning mo
Introduction. Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding in Musa. Diversity Analysis of Banana to Decipher the Origin of Cultivars. Molecular Marker Techniques in Musa Genomic Research. Molecular Linkage Maps: Strategies, Resources and Achievements. Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits in Musa. Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits. Map-Based Cloning in Musa spp.. Functional Genomics and Transcriptomics in Musa. Proteomics and Metabolomics of Musa. Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool. Genomics of Mycosphaerella fijiensis-The Causal Agent of Black Sigatoka in Musa spp.. Genomics of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Causing Wilt Disease in Banana (Musa spp.). Disease Resistance-Related Genes in Banana: The Cases of NBS, Pto and NPR1 Genes. A Case for Molecular Breeding in Musa.Conclusion and Prospects in Musa Research.