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Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

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

ISSN: 2276-7770

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


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


1- General Direction of Technological Innovation, Ministry of Scientific Research, Congo-Brazzaville, phone: 00242 06 456 52 87, email:

2- National Higher School of Agronomy and Forestry, Marien NGOUABI University, Congo-Brazzaville, Phone: 00 242 06 575 99 06, Email:

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

4- Biotechnology and Environment Laboratory, University of Yaounde-Cameroon, Phone; 00237 677 54 73 11, E.mail:





Article No.: 061019107

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJAS.2019.3.061019107


This study assessed the ability to yield the intraclonally cross-pollinated seeds of clones Honduras (HON) and Cameroon (CAM) from Musa balbisiana (M. balbisiana) and THA018-THA, Calcutta4 (CAL), Microcarpa (MIC), Zebrina (ZEB) and Truncata (TRU) from Musa acuminata (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 in seeds than the former. 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 in 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@


Keywords: 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 intraclonally cross-pollinated seeds. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 9(3): 278-287,


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