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Diversity Thematic group

Full title

Genetic Diversity, Gap Filling, Taxonomy and Characterization

Objectives

  • Ensure the secured conservation of the entire Musa genepool by assessing the diversity conserved and filling gaps, with an emphasis on threatened material.
  • Enhance the value of Musa genetic resources through effective collaborative characterization.

Outputs

  • The genetic diversity is assessed, comprehensively characterized
  • The taxonomy is harmonized 
  • Gaps in diversity are identified and filled in ex situ collections.

Workplan

The following DTG workplan was developed during the MusaNet meeting in 2016 and proposes activities for the next 10 years.

 ObjectivesOutputsPriorityOther TGsFunding
1Identify subgroup-specific descriptorsRegional workshops held to develop subgroup specific descriptor listsHigh ITG  Possibly funded
 2Fully assess the diversity of M. acuminata and of M. balbisianaCollecting missions in Myanmar, Extreme North India, Indonesia New Guinea, East Africa, Near OceaniaHigh CTG (acquisition aspect)  Possibly funded 
 3Fully assess the diversity of M. acuminata and of M. balbisianaDiversity studies of wild genepools with molecular markers (if possible coupled with collecting missions)High  Possibly funded
 4 Optimize the use of past work with SSR Molecular characterization of Musa diversity with SSRs to enrich existing databases and reach a molecular picture of the whole Musa diversityHigh  CTG (management aspect) Funded
 5 Molecularly differentiate cultivars within subgroups Investigation of other approaches (e.g. epigenetics) (with GTG)High GTG      Not funded
 6 Revision of banana taxonomy Official position on cultivated banana nomenclature (link with ICRA)High ITG (input aspect) Possibly funded
 7 Identify descriptors robust across environments Multi-location characterization of the Taxonomic Reference CollectionHigh  Funded 
 8 Facilitate the identification of cultivars wild types (taxonomic asepct) Release of updated MUSA.IDMedium  ITG (development aspect) Funded
 9 Develop and publish catalogues on current diversity held in collections Catalogues on current diversity held in collectionsMedium ITG Funded
 10 Explore AB diversity Molecular analyses of some of these ABs in ITCMedium  Partially funded
 11Revise the taxonomy of diploid cultivarsMorphological characterization of the accessions of the clusters detected with molecular markersLow  Partially funded
 12Explore AB diversity Survey of the AB in ex-situ collections (with descriptors and photos) Low ITG Funded


Members
Name Affiliation Country Contact details
ADHEKA, Joseph
AMAH, Delphine
BAKRY, Frédéric
University of Kinsangani
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
CIRAD
DRC
Nigeria
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
BONNET,  Pierre
CIRAD France pierre.bonnet(at)cirad.fr
CRICHTON, Rhiannon Bioversity International France Musacontacts link
DANIELLS, Jeff (Chair) Department of Agriculature and Fisheries (DAF) Australia Musacontacts link
DE LANGHE, Edmond\
D’HONT, Angelique
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) (Prof. Emeritus)
CIRAD
Belgium
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
DOLEZEL, Jaroslav
DRENTH, Andre
EFFA EFFA, Branly
HORRY, Jean-Pierre 
IBOBONDJI, Lucien    
Institute of Experimental Botany (IEB)
University of Queensland
CENAREST
CIRAD
CARBAP
Czech Republic
Australia
Gabon
France
Cameroon
Musacontacts link
a.drenth(at)uq.edu.au
stopisuperstar(at)yahoo.fr
Musacontacts link
ibobondji(at)gmail.com
JANSSENS, StevenBotanical Garden of MeiseBelgiumsteven.janssens(at)plantentuinmeise.be
JENNY, Christophe
CIRAD France
Musacontacts link
KEPLER, Angela
University Hawaii, USA
USA
Musacontacts link
KARAMURA, Deborah Bioversity International
Uganda Musacontacts link
LORENZEN, Jim
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation USA Musacontacts link
MONTALVO-KATZ, Sirena
PABUAYA, Jonalyn
PERRIER, Xavier
Bioversity International
Bureau of Plant Industry
CIRAD
Puerto Rico
Philippines
France
s.montalvo(at)cgiar.org
jonalynpabuaya(at)yahoo.com
Musacontacts link
ROUARD, Mathieu
Bioversity International France
Musacontacts link
SACHTER-SMITH, Gabriel University Hawaii, USA USA
Musacontacts link
SANDOVAL, Jorge
SANTOS-SEREJO, Janay
SAMARASINGHE, WLG
CORBANA
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Plant Genetic Resources Center
Costa Rica
Brazil
Sri Lanka
jsandoval(at)corbana.co.cr
Musacontacts link
gaminisam(at)yahoo.com
SARDOS, Julie (Co-chair)
Bioversity International France
Musacontacts link
SUTANTO, Agus
Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute (ITFRI) Indonesia
Musacontacts link
TAHIR, Maimun Binti
Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Malaysia
mun(at)mardi.gov.my
TOMEKPE, Kodjo
UDAWASALA, Aruna Kumar       
CIRAD
Musa Genomic Consortium
France
Sri Lanka
Musacontacts link
seebu2003(at)yahoo.com
UMA, Subbarya
National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) India Musacontacts link
VEZINA, Anne
VANDELOOK, Filip
VAN DEN BERGH, Inge    
Bioversity International
Botanical Garden of Meise
Bioversity International
France
Belgium
Belgium
Musacontacts link
filip.vandelook(at)plantentuinmeise.be
Musacontacts link
VOLKAERT, Hugo
Kasetsart University, Thailand
Thailand
Musacontacts link

Contacting the members can be done by sending an email to musanet-diversity@googlegroups.com


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Evaluation Thematic group

Full title

Germplasm Evaluation and Use

Objectives

  • Enhance the value of Musa genetic resources through effective collaborative evaluation and pre-breeding efforts.
  • Set priorities for evaluation research, breeding, and use of Musa genetic resources, ensuring critical links with the Regional Networks.

Output

The use of Musa genetic diversity is maximized through user-oriented evaluation.

Workplan

The following ETG workplan was developed during the MusaNet meeting in 2016 and proposes activities for the next 10 years.


 ObjectivesOutputsPriorityOther TGsFunding
1Priorities setting: Agree on strategic priorities of the groupElectronic discussions and regional workshops to discuss priorities, protocols and define working groups HighDTGNot funded
 
List of important global and regional traits, based on target users' needs for different banana types Not funded
 2Agree or/ develop standard protocols for priority targetsA review of currently available methodologies for evaluation of priority traits (using Priority Setting Exercise)High
Funding needed for 2018 & 2019
 
Working groups to develop/agree standards protocols to evaluate BLSD, Fusarium wilt and drought CTGFunding needed for 2018 & 2019
 
Set of standard varieties to allow comparison of evaluation data for specific traits between different environments and over timeCTG (ITC accessions)Funded
 
A set of well characterized (climate, soil conditions) reference trial sites
DTG (TRC)Funded
 
New protocols focused on high  phenotypingFunded for protocols implementation, but funding needed for technical visits 
 3Collect organize and analyse available data on pubic databaseExploration of databases (AgTrial, IMTP, MGIS) to extract organize available information HighFunded
 
Literature review on articles, project reports publishedHighFunded
 Information available for next users on a friendly and critical wayHighITG (MGIS)Funded

 4Formulate project proposals for prioritized evaluation studiesLinks with national and international resource mobilization units to identify funding opportunities to attend priorities  High Funded
 5Evaluate the seed set of a set of varieties including improved parents  across various environmentsInformation on  fertility and crossability of a set of potentiel parents of interest  DTGFunding needed 
 6Phenotypic, genetic and genomic characterization of segregating populations for the major traits of interestEnhance genetic and genomic  knowledge on major traits of interest (biotic, abiotic, quality) HighGTG Funding needed

Members

Name Affiliation Country Contact details
AKINYEMI, Sunday
AMORIM, Edson Perito CARPENTIER, Sebastien
National Horticultural Research Institute
EMBRAPA
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
Nigeria
Brazil
Belgium
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
CARREEL,  Françoise
CIRAD France
Musacontacts link
CRICHTON, Rhiannon Bioversity International France Musacontacts link
DANIELLS, Jeff
DELGADO, Ricardo
DOMAINGUE, Robert
DAF
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias INIAP 
CIRAD
Australia
Ecuador
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
DITA, Miguel (Chair) EMBRAPA Brazil
Musacontacts link
DUFOUR, Dominique
CIRAD Colombia dominique.dufour(at)cirad.fr
GIBERT, Olivier
CIRAD France
Musacontacts link
KARAMURA, Eldad Bioversity International Uganda Musacontacts link
KEMA, Gert                      
Plant Research International (PRI) Netherlands Musacontacts link
LESCOT, Thierry
CIRAD France Musacontacts link
LORENZEN, Jim
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation USA Musacontacts link
MOLINA, Gus
Bioversity International Philippines Musacontacts link
NGOH NEWILAH, Gérard Le Centre Africain de Recherches sur Bananiers et Plantains (CARBAP) Cameroon
Musacontacts link
PEREZ VICENTE, Luis
PERITO AMORIM, Edson
Instituto de Investigaciones de Sanidad Vegetal (INISAV)
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Cuba
Brazil
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
RICCI, Sebastien
SUBANDIYAH, Siti
THIEMELE, Deless
CIRAD
Gadjah Mada University
CNRA
France
Indonesia
Ivory Coast
Musacontacts link
sitisubandiyah(at)ugm.ac.id
Musacontacts link
TOMEKPE, Kodjo (Co-chair)         
CIRAD France Musacontacts link
TUMUHIMBISE, Robooni
TURNER, David
UDAWASALA, Aruna Kumar  
NARO
University Western Australia
Musa Genomic Consortium
Uganda
Australia
Sri Lanka
rtumuhimbise(at)hotmail.com
Musacontacts link
seebu2003(at)yahoo.com
UMA, Subbarya
VAN DEN BERGH, Inge
WEINERT, Matt
ZHENG, Sijun
National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB)
Bioversity International
NSW Dept of Primary Industries
Bioversity International
India
Belgium
Australia
China
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
s.zheng(at)cgiar.org

Contacting the members can be done by sending an email to musanet-evaluation@googlegroups.com


Information and documentation Thematic group

Full title

Germplasm Information and Documentation

Objectives

Raise awareness with key partners on the importance of Musa genetic resources conservation, documentation, exchange and sharing the benefits arising from their use.

Outputs

Information on all aspects of Musa germplasm is well documented and easily accessible to all users in user- friendly and efficient systems.

Workplan

The following ITG workplan was developed during the MusaNet meeting in 2016 and proposes activities for the next 10 years.

 ObjectivesOutputsPriorityOther TGsFunding
1Sustain development of a banana community portal for genepool banana diversityWebsite MGIS that is developed, maintained and improvedHighCTGFunded
 2Complementing accession level documentation with phenotyping and evaluation dataNew module for the management and display of evaluation dataHighETGPartially funded
 3Increase data quality, data completeness and facilitate data captureMobile application for data captureHighDTGPossibly funded
 4Input to the revision of banana taxonomy Official position on cultivated banana nomenclature High DTG Possibly funded
 5Sustain development of a banana community portal for genomics data Banana Genome Hub that is continually developed, maintained and improved High GTG Funded
Improve our knowledge of the organization of  in situ geographical diversity in MusaPrecise picture of the natural geographical diversity of MusaMediumDTGNot funded
 7Facilitate the identification of cultivars wild typesMUSA.ID developedMediumDTG (taxonomic aspect)Funded

Members

Name Affiliation Country Contact details
ARNAUD,  Elizabeth
Bioversity International Italy
Musacontacts link
BARTHELEMY, Daniel
BROWN, David
CIRAD
Bioversity International
France
Costa Rica
daniel.barthelemy(at)cirad.fr
d.brown(at)cgiar.org
DROC, Gaëtan
CIRAD France droc(at)cirad.fr
GUECO, Lavernee (Co-chair)
GUIGNON, Valentin
University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB)
Bioversity International
Philippines
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
HAPSARI, Lia
Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Indonesia
Musacontacts link
HERMANTO, Catur Indonesian Tropical Fruit Research Institute (ITFRI) Indonesia Musacontacts link
IRISH, Brian United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Puerto Rico Musacontacts link
JENNY, Christophe
CIRAD France
Musacontacts link
NGEZAHAYO, Ferdinand Institut de Recherche Agronomique et Zootechnique (IRAZ) Burundi
Musacontacts link
PERRIER, Xavier
CIRAD
France Musacontacts link
PHAM, Jean-Louis Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) France jean-louis.pham(at)ird.fr
ROUARD, Mathieu (Chair
RUAS, Max
Bioversity International
Bioversity International
France
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
SACHTER-SMITH, Gabriel
University of Hawaii
USA
Musacontacts link
SANTOS-SEREJO, Janay Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) Brazil Musacontacts link
SARDOS, Julie
Bioversity International France
Musacontacts link
SURYASARI POERBA, Yuyu Indonesian Institute of Sciences Indonesia
yyspoerba(at)yahoo.com
SUTANTO, Agus
ITFRI
Indonesia
Musacontacts link
TAHIR, Maimun Binti
Malaysian Agriculture Research and Development Institute (MARDI)
Malaysia
mun(at)mardi.gov.my
ROUX, Nicolas
Bioversity International France Musacontacts link

Contacting the members can be done by sending an email to musanet-infodoc@googlegroups.com


Conservation Thematic group

Full title

Conservation Partnership and safe movement of germplasm

Objectives

  • Strengthen the capacity of partners for the cost-effective long-term conservation and management of germplasm collections
  • Facilitate safe access to useful Musa genetic resources in improvement programmes and by other users.

Outputs

The entire gene pool is conserved in perpetuity by a network of well-managed and rationalized collections and the global system for the safe exchange of germplasm is strengthened.

Workplan


The following CTG workplan was developed during the MusaNet meeting in 2016 and proposes activities for the next 10 years.

 ObjectivesOutputsPriorityOther TGsFunding
1Improve effective management of ex situ collections and enhancement of services Field management guidelines including specific information on groups such as wild species management and ecological regions (update of Regeneration Guidelines HighNot funded
 2 Expand long term conservation capabilities by seed banking  Methodologies for seed conservation for preserving the wider wild diversity as a complementary approachHigh  Funded
 3  Assessment of the diversity within/between populations, to make decisions on how many seeds to collect so that they can be conserved and distributedHigh DTG Funded
 4 Increase access and targeted use of the ITC collection Link between ITC and MGIS database to create feedback mechanism for information on the ITC collection germplasm exchange and use (user surveys)HighITG Funded 
  Field verification, morphotaxonomical characterization, flow cytometric ploidy determination and genotyping of the ITC collection to ensure the genetic integrity and  to improve the documentation status of conserved accessions (with a focus on the management ofthe ITC collection)HighDTG     Funded 
 6 Acquisition and duplication of unique accessions from national collections, increasing the coverage of the known Musa diversity in the ITC collectionHigh DTG Funded
 7 Secured long term conservation of the entire ITC collection through cryopreservationHigh Funded
8 Increase awareness of the need for high health status germplasm (virus related)Updated  disease Factsheets (focus on viruses) High ETG and ProMusa Not funded
9 Improve the efficiency of virus indexing and sanitation protocols Updated virus indexing and sanitation protocols High ProMusa Funded
 10  Potentially useful alternative virus-indexing methods High  Funded
11 Increase the capacity for virus indexing in national and regional centersSurvey to determine links between collections and diagnostic facilities, and the resources and expertise available at these facilitiesHigh  Not funded
 12 Key laboratories in a position to assist strategically important collections  identified  (and strengthen diagnostic capacities at national levels)High  Not funded
 13 Ring test to more collections having the facilities and skills to perform virus indexing using ELISA and PCR methods.High  Not funded
 14 Standardized virus indexing manual consistent with the updated Technical Guidelines for Safe Movement of Musa GermplasmHigh  Not funded
 15 Training and resource needs of diagnostic laboratories prioritized Medium Not funded 
 16 Training for diagnostic laboratories Medium  Not funded
17 Increasing of the capacity for producing clean materials for exchangeKey laboratories with expertise in tissue culture to act as local multiplication centres identified Medium Possibly funded
 18 Expand long term conservation capabilities by seed banking  A Global Musa Seed Bank to conserve and distribute seeds under the ITPGRFA (long term objective) Medium Funded 
 19 Identify and set up a global network of partners with specific responsibilities for conservation of the Musa genepool  Rationalization of national collections based on improved characterization (phenotyping and genotyping) of germplasm (long term objective). MediumITG Not funded 
 20 Training for improved production practices, i.e. use of tissue culture, screenhouse multiplication, rural based Tissue culture nurseries for  rehabilitation of banana productions through biodiversity "reintroduction of different local varieties" Low  Possibly funded
 21 Improve effective management of ex situ collections and enhancement of services  Technical guidelines for the full range of activities in lab management including tissue culture establishment (compilation of existing publications in the subject) Low Not funded 

Members

Name Affiliation Country Contact details
CARUANA, Marie-Line
CIRAD France
Musacontacts link
CHABANNES,  Mathieu
CIRAD France
Musacontacts link
DANIELLS, Jeff DEEDI Australia Musacontacts link
DE CLERCK, Caroline Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Gembloux  Belgium Musacontacts link
FONDI, Emmanuel Centre africain de recherche sur les bananes et plantains (CARBAP) Cameroon
Musacontacts link
GAIDASHOVA, Svetlana Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (ISAR) Rwanda Musacontacts link
GEERING, Andrew DEEDI Australia Musacontacts link
GUECO, Lavernee University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB) Philippines Musacontacts link
IRISH, Brian United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Puerto Rico
Musacontacts link
JANSSENS, Steven
KUMAR, Lava
LORENZEN, Jim
MASSART, Sebastien
MONTALVO-KATZ, Sirena
MUHANGI, Sedrach
Botanical Garden of Meise    
IITA
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
University of Liege, Gembloux  
Bioversity International
NARO
Belgium
Nigeria
USA
Belgium
Puerto Rico
Uganda
steven.janssens(at)plantentuinmeise.be
L.Kumar(at)cgiar.org
Musacontacts link
sebastien.massart(at)ulg.ac.be
s.montalvo(at)cgiar.org
muhangised(at)yahoo.co.uk
NGEZAHAYO, Ferdinand Institut de Recherche Agronomique et Zootechnique (IRAZ) Burundi
Musacontacts link
Ngô Xuân, Phong
PANIS, Bart
FAVRI
Bioversity International/KULeuven
Vietnam
Belgium
phongvrq(at)yahoo.com
Musacontacts link
SANTOS-SEREJO, Janay Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA) Brazil
Musacontacts link
SELVARAJAN, Ramasamy National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) India Musacontacts link
SINGH, HP
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) India
Musacontacts link
SWENNEN, Rony Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)/IITA Belgium Musacontacts link
TEYCHENEY, Pierre-Yves
CIRAD France Musacontacts link
THOMAS, John (Chair)
TOMEKPE, Kodjo            
University of Queensland
CIRAD
Australia
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
TUMUHIMBISE, Robooni
TUHIMUMA, Subbarya
NARO
NRCB
Uganda
India
rtumuhimbise(at)hotmail.com
Musacontacts link
VAN DEN HOUWE, Ines (Co-chair)
VANDELOOK, Filip    
WONG, Maurice
Bioversity International

Botanical Garden of Meise
French Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry, Rural Development Service (SDR)
Belgium

Belgium
Tahiti
Musacontacts link

filip.vandelook(at)plantentuinmeise.be
Musacontacts link

Contacting the members can be done by sending an email to musanet-conservation@googlegroups.com

Genomics Thematic group

Full title

Genomics Thematic Group

Objectives

  • Apply genomics tools to banana to better characterize genetic resources in collections and eventually support knowledge for breeding.
  • discuss, advise, coordinate and prioritize resource development in genomics

Outputs

  • Improved Musa reference sequence
  • Musa germplasm genetic diversity characterized through resequencing
  • Gene expression globally characterized, gene annotation improved and gene function elucidated
  • A platform of information and interaction for the Musa genomics community
  • Chromosome segregation charaterized in polyploid context, 2n gamete transmission context and inter(sub)specific context in relation to large chromosomal structural variation
  •  Chromosome regions or genes involved in important agricultural traits identified (e.g. pathogen and pest resistances, fruit quality/ripening/post-harvest, parthenocarpy,…) through segregation studies QTL, GWAS, Through translational genetic and candidate gene strategies 

Workplan

The following GTG workplan was developed during the MusaNet meeting in 2016 and proposes activities for the next 10 years.

 ObjectivesOutputsPriorityOther TGsFunding
1Characterize Musa germplasm genetic diversity through resequencing Genotyping including resequencing of diverse banana materials including ITC and other genebank material.HighFunded
 2Improve and complete the Musa reference sequences
  • Improvement of the Musa acuminata DH-Pahang reference genome sequence 
  • Reference sequences produced for other species and subspecies
  • Improved annotation of the reference sequence 
  • Characterization of the pan and core Musa genome
  • Development of a nomenclature to distinguish genes according to their (sub)species (or even accession) origin

HighFunded
3Characterize genome sequences and genome organization. Characterize Musa germplasm genetic diversity through resequencing
  • Elucidation of the inter(sub)specific mosaic  genome structure
  • Large chromosome structural variation: inversion, translocation, duplication, deletion 
  • Structural variation link to copy number variation (CNV) 
HighFunded
 4Characterize chromosome segregation
  • Characterization of chromosome segregation in polyploid context
  • Characterization of chromosome segregation in 2n gamete transmission context
  • Characterization of chromosome segregation in inter(sub)specific context in relation to large chromosomal structural variation 
HighFunded
 5Identify chromosome regions or genes involved in important agricultural traits
  • Genes for agricultural traits (pathogen and pest resistances, drought tolerance, fruit quality/ripening/post-harvest, parthenocarpy…) identified
  • Identification through segregation studies QTL, GWAS 
  •  Identification through translational genetic and candidate gene strategies
  • Development of molecular markers linked to traits of interest for breeding 
  • Development of  genomic selection approaches (GS)
High ETG
6 Characterize gene expression and elucidate gene function
  •  Development of comprehensive gene expression data in various conditions
  • Mutation/tilling approaches utilized to help elucidate gene function
  • New breeding technologies exploited including transformation and gene editing approaches to help elucidate gene function
  • Proteomics and metabolomics utilized to help elucidate gene function
 High  
 7 Share information and knowledge 
  •  Presentations at the Musa Genomics annual workshop at Plant & Animal Genome conference in San Diego, USA
  • Promotion of discussions and information sharing
  • Update of contributions of each member annually
 High Funded 
 8 Study the origin of somaclonal variation     
  •  Characterization of the epigenetic landscape and its impact on gene expression
  •  Characterization of the impact of  transposable element insertion/deletion on somaclonal variation 
 Medium DTG and CTG Not funded
 9Integrate microbiome and metagenomics studies with musa genomic studies
  •  Microbiome and metagenomics identified under various conditions
  • Role of microbiome studied in biotic stress responses / disease
  • Role in abiotic resistance (including climate change) studied
 Medium  Not funded
 10 Develop new simple genotyping methods
  • SNP and In/del DNA polymorphism in particular to deliver markers for diversity studies and breeding
  • New genotyping methods tested an adapted
MediumFunded

Members 

Name Affiliation Country Contact details

CARPENTIER, Sebastien
CHAMBERS, Alan
CULLIS, Christopher
D’HONT, Angelique (Chair)
DOLEZEL, Jaroslav
FRIEDMAN, Haya
GE, Xue-Jun
HARIKRISHNA, Jennifer HESLOP-HARRISON, Pat   IORIZZO, Massimo    
KEMA, Gert 
MILLER, Robert (Co-chair)
ROUX, Nicolas
ROUARD, Mathieu
SAMARASINGHE, WLG
SUTHANTHIRAM, Backiyarani
TILL, Bradley
TOWN, Chris
UDAWASALA, Kumara
YAHIAOUI, Nabila    
  Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
  University of Florida
  Case Western Reserve University
  CIRAD 
  Institute of Experimental Botany

  Agricultural Research Organization 
  S. China Botanical Gardens
  University of Malaya
  University of Leicester 
  North Carolina State University 
  Plant Research International 
  Universidade de Brasilia  
  Bioversity International    
  Bioversity International
  Plant Genetic Resources Center
  NRCB
  University of Vienna
 J. Craig Venter Institute 
 Musa Genomic Consortium
 CIRAD
Belgium
USA
USA
France
Czech Republic 
Israel
China
Malaysia
England
USA

Netherlands 
Brazil
France
France
Sri Lanka
India
Austria
USA
Sri Lanka
France
 Musacontacts link 
 
ac(at)ufl.edu 
 Musacontacts link
 Musacontacts link 
 Musacontacts link
 hayafr(at)volcani.agri.gov.il  
 Musacontacts link 
 Musacontacts link
 Musacontacts link
 miorizz(at)ncsu.edu
 Musacontacts link
 
Musacontacts link
 Musacontacts link 
 Musacontacts link
 gaminisam(at)yahoo.com
 backiyarani@gmail.com
 Musacontacts link
 Musacontacts link
 seebu2003(at)yahoo.com 
 nabila.yahiaoui@cirad.f
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Contacting the members can be done by sending an email to musanet-genomics@googlegroups.com

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