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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.

  Objectives Outputs Priority Other TGs Funding
1 Improve 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  High Not funded
 2  Expand long term conservation capabilities by seed banking   Methodologies for seed conservation for preserving the wider wild diversity as a complementary approach High    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 distributed High  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) High ITG  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) High DTG      Funded 
 6   Acquisition and duplication of unique accessions from national collections, increasing the coverage of the known Musa diversity in the ITC collection High  DTG  Funded
 7   Secured long term conservation of the entire ITC collection through cryopreservation High   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 centers Survey to determine links between collections and diagnostic facilities, and the resources and expertise available at these facilities High    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 Germplasm High    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 exchange Key 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).  Medium ITG  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

Centre africain de recherche sur les bananes et plantains (CARBAP) Cameroon

GAIDASHOVA, Svetlana Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Rwanda (ISAR) Rwanda Musacontacts link
GANJUN, Yi
GEERING, Andrew
GAAS
DEEDI
China
Australia
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
GUECO, Lavernee University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB) Philippines 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
RENGIFO, Domingo
SANTOS-SEREJO, Janay
IDIAF
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Dom Rep
Brazil
drengifo(at)idiaf.gov.do
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

Members can be contacted by sending an email to: musanet-conservation@googlegroups.com

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.

  Objectives Outputs Priority Other TGs Funding
1 Identify subgroup-specific descriptors Regional workshops held to develop subgroup specific descriptor lists High  ITG   Possibly funded
 2 Fully assess the diversity of M. acuminata and of M. balbisiana Collecting missions in Myanmar, Extreme North India, Indonesia New Guinea, East Africa, Near Oceania High  CTG (acquisition aspect)   Possibly funded 
 3 Fully assess the diversity of M. acuminata and of M. balbisiana Diversity 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 diversity High   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 Collection High    Funded 
 8  Facilitate the identification of cultivars wild types (taxonomic asepct)  Release of updated MUSA.ID Medium   ITG (development aspect)  Funded
 9  Develop and publish catalogues on current diversity held in collections  Catalogues on current diversity held in collections Medium  ITG  Funded
 10  Explore AB diversity  Molecular analyses of some of these ABs in ITC Medium    Partially funded
 11 Revise the taxonomy of diploid cultivars Morphological characterization of the accessions of the clusters detected with molecular markers Low    Partially funded
 12 Explore 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

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
KUBIRIBA, Jerome
JANSSENS, Steven
National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO)
Botanical Garden of Meise
Uganda
Belgium
Musacontacts link
steven.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
NIYONGERE, Celestin
PABUAYA, Jonalyn
PERRIER, Xavier
Bioversity International
Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)
Bureau of Plant Industry
CIRAD
Puerto Rico
Burundi
Philippines
France
s.montalvo(at)cgiar.org
cniyongere(at)yahoo.fr
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

Members can be contacted 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.


  Objectives Outputs Priority Other TGs Funding
1 Priorities setting: Agree on strategic priorities of the group Electronic discussions and regional workshops to discuss priorities, protocols and define working groups  High DTG Not funded
 
List of important global and regional traits, based on target users' needs for different banana types  Not funded
 2 Agree or/ develop standard protocols for priority targets A 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  CTG Funding needed for 2018 & 2019
 
Set of standard varieties to allow comparison of evaluation data for specific traits between different environments and over time CTG (ITC accessions) Funded
 
A set of well characterized (climate, soil conditions) reference trial sites
DTG (TRC) Funded
 
New protocols focused on high  phenotyping Funded for protocols implementation, but funding needed for technical visits 
 3 Collect organize and analyse available data on pubic database Exploration of databases (AgTrial, IMTP, MGIS) to extract organize available information  High Funded
 
Literature review on articles, project reports published High Funded
  Information available for next users on a friendly and critical way High ITG (MGIS) Funded

 4 Formulate project proposals for prioritized evaluation studies Links with national and international resource mobilization units to identify funding opportunities to attend priorities   High   Funded
 5 Evaluate the seed set of a set of varieties including improved parents  across various environments Information on  fertility and crossability of a set of potentiel parents of interest    DTG Funding needed 
 6 Phenotypic, genetic and genomic characterization of segregating populations for the major traits of interest Enhance genetic and genomic  knowledge on major traits of interest (biotic, abiotic, quality)  High GTG  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
GANJUN, Yi
GIBERT, Olivier
Guangdong Academy of Ag Sciences
CIRAD
China
France
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
KARAMURA, Eldad Bioversity International Uganda Musacontacts link
KEMA, Gert                      
Plant Research International (PRI) Netherlands Musacontacts link
KUMAR, Krishna
LESCOT, Thierry
Bioversity International
CIRAD
India
France
k.kumar(at) cgiar.org
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
NIYONGERE, Celestin
PEREZ VICENTE, Luis

PERITO AMORIM, Edson
Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU)
Instituto de Investigaciones de Sanidad Vegetal (INISAV)
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária (EMBRAPA)
Burundi
Cuba
Brazil
cniyongere(at)yahoo.fr
Musacontacts link
Musacontacts link
RENGIFO, Domingo
RICCI, Sebastien
SUBANDIYAH, Siti
THIEMELE, Deless
IDIAF
CIRAD
Gadjah Mada University
CNRA
Dom Rep
France
Indonesia
Ivory Coast
drengifo(at)idiaf.gov.do
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

Members can be contacted 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.

  Objectives Outputs Priority Other TGs Funding
1 Sustain development of a banana community portal for genepool banana diversity Website MGIS that is developed, maintained and improved High CTG Funded
 2 Complementing accession level documentation with phenotyping and evaluation data New module for the management and display of evaluation data High ETG Partially funded
 3 Increase data quality, data completeness and facilitate data capture Mobile application for data capture High DTG Possibly funded
 4 Input to the revision of banana taxonomy  Official position on cultivated banana nomenclature  High  DTG  Possibly funded
 5 Sustain 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 Musa Precise picture of the natural geographical diversity of Musa Medium DTG Not funded
 7 Facilitate the identification of cultivars wild types MUSA.ID developed Medium DTG (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

Members can be contacted by sending an email to:  musanet-infodoc@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.

  Objectives Outputs Priority Other TGs Funding
1 Characterize Musa germplasm genetic diversity through resequencing  Genotyping including resequencing of diverse banana materials including ITC and other genebank material. High Funded
 2 Improve 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

High Funded
3 Characterize 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) 
High Funded
 4 Characterize 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 
High Funded
 5 Identify 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
 9 Integrate 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
Medium Funded

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 
KUBIRIBA, Jerome
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 
 NARO
 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 
Uganda
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 
 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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