Report on the second IBPGR/QDPI banana germplasm collecting mission to Papua New Guinea, 22 October to 27 November 1988

TitleReport on the second IBPGR/QDPI banana germplasm collecting mission to Papua New Guinea, 22 October to 27 November 1988
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsDaniells J.W., Sharrock S., Kambuou R.
Pagination29
InstitutionIBPGR
KeywordsBIODIVERSITY, CHROMOSOME NUMBER, DATABASES, HYBRIDS, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PLANT COLLECTIONS, taxonomy, VARIETIES
Abstract

The IBPGR in agreement with the Government of Papua New Guinea, is funding the collection of Musa germplasm in Papua New Guinea. This is being carried out in collaboration with the QDPI who are providing facilities for the tissue culturing and disease screening in quarantine of the collected germplasm. Papua New Guinea is an important centre of diversity of wild bananas with nine species from the genus Musa found there. Conservation of this wild genepool is of particular importance for future banana improvement programmes. A great diversity in cultivated diploid (AA) bananas also exists in Papua New Guinea the only country in the world where the cultivation of such diploid (AM bananas is of agricultural significance. Vigorous triploid clones are however invading the country and it is feared that they will eventually replace the diploids in banana cultivation. It is therefore important that these unique Papua New Guinea diploids are collected and conserved before they are lost forever. Germplasm collecting is being carried out during a number of missions to Papua New Guinea during 1988-9. This report gives details of the second mission, which took place during November 1988.

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Accession Name Pictures Accession number Species / Group SubSpecies / SubGroup Origin Collection Available for distribution
Musa acuminata ssp. banksii x Musa schizocarpa ITC0815 acuminata x schizocarpa Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Musa peekelii ssp. angustigemma ITC0618 peekelii subsp. angustigemma Papua New Guinea ITC
Rimina ITC1010 Fe'i Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Wain ITC0813 Fe'i Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Kalapua no.2 ITC0991 ABB subgr. Kalapua Papua New Guinea ITC
Yawa Dwarf ITC0993 ABB subgr. Pisang Awak Papua New Guinea ITC
Gunih ITC1000 AA Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Kahur ITC0808 AA Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Mena ITC0839 AA Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Kerua ITC0827 AAB Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Sar ITC1213 AAT Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Moruah ITC1007 Unknown Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Kospuke
ITC1011 AA Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC
Alom
ITC0783 AA Unknown Papua New Guinea ITC

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