Effect of the position of hand from bunch of Musa spp. on the expression of number of self-pollinated seeds

    Ongagna et al

    Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

    Vol. 9(3), pp. 278-287, 2019

    ISSN: 2276-7770

    Copyright ©2019, the copyright of this article is retained by the author(s)

    DOI Link: https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061019107





    Effect of theposition of hand from bunch of Musaspp. on the expression of number of self-pollinated seeds


    Ongagna A.1*, Issali A.E.2, Mpika J.3 ,Youmbi E.4


    1- GeneralDirection of TechnologicalInnovation, Ministry of Scientific Research, Congo-Brazzaville, phone: 00242 06456 52 87, 

    2- National Higher School of Agronomy andForestry, Marien Ngouabi University, Congo-Brazzaville, Phone: 00 242 06 575 9906, 

    3- Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, MarienNgouabi University, Congo-Brazzaville, phone: 00 242 06 527 42 46, 

    4- Biotechnology & Environment Laboratory, University of Yaounde-Cameroon, Phone; 00237 677 54 73 11, 





    Article No.: 061019107

    Type: Research

    DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061019107


    This study assessed the ability to yield the self-pollinated seeds of clones Honduras (HON) and Cameroon (CAM) from M. balbisiana and THA018-THA, Calcutta4 (CAL), Microcarpa (MIC), Zebrina (ZEB) and Truncata (TRU) from M. acuminata. Ten variables were measured. Anova and two-sample Student’s t and Z tests were applied. Results shown that M. acuminata differ in M. balbisiana. The latter is more vigourous and productive relatively to seeds yielding. Clones HON and CAM expressed the highest values of vegetative and seeds yielding in fruit. They might be used, not only in the conservation of genetic resources of banana in the form of seeds in laboratory, but also hybridisation programme. Nonetheless, in hybrids dedicated to trade, such ability to yield seeds must be eliminated by successives back crosses in the view to releasing edible fruit. In clone HON, the distal hand is more productive in seeds than the medium and proximal ones. In contrast, in clone THA, all the three positions yield the same number of seeds. Their uses must take into account such particularity.


    Submitted: 10/06/2019

    Accepted:  13/06/2019

    Published: 28/07/2019


    *Corresponding Author

    Issali A.

    E-mail: issaliemma@ yahoo.com



    vegetative vigour; proximal hand; medium hand; distal hand; back cross; conservation of banana genetic resources.



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    Cite this Article: Ongagna, A; Issali, AE; Mpika, J; Youmbi, E (2019). Effect of the position of hand from bunch of Musa spp. on the expression of number of self-pollinated seeds. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(3): 278-287, https://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061019107.

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