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World's largest banana genebank

The Bioversity International Musa Transit Centre is the world’s largest banana genebank. Hosted at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, it contributes to the secure long-term conservation of the entire banana genepool and holds the collection in trust for the benefit of future generations under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

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Banana Fruit Facts

International Banana Association

International Network for Improvement of Banana and Plantain

Global Consortium Announces Plans To Sequence Banana Genome - Future Harvest