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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Allan
dc.contributor.authorTumuhimbise, Robooni
dc.contributor.authorAmah, Delphine
dc.contributor.authorUwimana, Brigitte
dc.contributor.authorNyine, Moses
dc.contributor.authorMduma, Hassan
dc.contributor.authorTalengera, David
dc.contributor.authorKaramura, Deborah
dc.contributor.authorKuriba, Jerome
dc.contributor.authorSwennen, Rony
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-06T20:17:41Z
dc.date.available2023-01-06T20:17:41Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationBrown, A., Tumuhimbise, R., Amah, D., Uwimana, B., Nyine, M., Mduma, H., ... & Swennen, R. (2017). Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). In Genetic improvement of tropical crops (pp. 219-240). Springer, Cham. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-59819-2_7en_US
dc.identifier.other10.1007/978-3-319-59819-2_7
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/handle/123456789/6838
dc.descriptionChapter 7en_US
dc.description.abstractWith a production of 145 million metric tons worldwide (worth 26.5 billion Euro), banana (Musa spp.) is one of the world’s most important staple food crops and arguably the world’s most popular fruit in terms of international trade (FAO 2014). Banana and plantains (Musa spp.), collectively referred to here as bananas, are grown in more than 135 countries and found in most tropical and subtropical regions around the world. While industrialized nations view banana primarily as a dessert item, many regions of the developing world consider cooking bananas and plantains as essential staples that contribute significantly to the caloric intake of low-income subsistence farmers. Although sensitivity to photoperiod has been noted in certain cultivars (Fortescue et al. 2011), banana is an almost nonseasonal crop that reliably provides a carbohydrate source year-round which makes it vitally important to both nutrition and food security.en_US
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dc.publisherSpringer, Chamen_US
dc.titleBananas and Plantains (Musa spp.)en_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US


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