Dear MGIS Users,
We continue to improve the content and the features of the MGIS web site. Please, see below what has happened since July 2022.
Since July 2022, no new accessions have been introduced to the ITC. However we continue to update the passport data of the existing accessions according to feedback from routine Field Verification and routine operation on data checking. This concerns the classification,country of origin, availability of rooted plantlets, in vitro plantlets and lyophilized leaf samples.
On the other hand, more Plantains are now available for distribution even if they contain infective Banana Streak Viruses (BSV). You can get additional information from this page: Banana streak viruses (BSV) Factsheet
If you request those Plantains, a popup window will display an alert before you can proceed.
As the Field Verification of the ITC accessions continues, more and more accessions have photos attached to their passport data along with characterization data.
We continue to extract values from research papers performing studies on ITC accessions. In parallel to this, an interface for searching through this new dataset is made available in the filters of the accession search page. For example, we extracted data from a Black Leaf Streak (BLS) study: Sources of resistance to Pseudocercospora fijiensis, the cause of black Sigatoka in banana
To get information on how to research evaluation data please visit the January 2022 News page.
We are pleased to announce the addition of two new banana germplasm collections on MGIS!
Pacific Regional Field Collection (DAG-PRFC) in French Polynesia
We are sharing with you the passport data of the Pacific Regional Field Collection located in French Polynesia. This collection maintains 64 accessions of which a majority has previous location data.
Federacion nacional de Plataneros de Colombia (FEDEPLATANO) in Colombia
In Situ Observations
More and more data points are made available from the dedicated page: In Situ Observations. An original aspect of this project is that the map displays data points of observed cultivars along with material of the same species/group known to be collected in the surrounding area.
Obviously the now famous Frontiers article: Hybridization, missing wild ancestors and the domestication of cultivated diploid bananas is registered in MGIS along with the list of ITC accessions analyzed through the article.