volume 84, issue 4, P871-872 2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652012000400001
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Abstract: The Musaceae comprise a clade of angiosperms that are typically found in tropic regions. Originally from Africa and Asia, this group of flowering plants has a worldwide distribution nowadays. The most important genus is Musa, popularly known as banana, and is cultivated in numerous countries (Kennedy 2009), albeit productivity can vary enormously (e.g., Moreira et al. 2010). It is still not quite clear how many species are referable to this genus, but some estimate that there are more than 70 species (Häkkinen…

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