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dc.contributorRouard, Mathieuen_US
dc.contributorCenci, Albertoen_US
dc.contributorGambart, Claraen_US
dc.contributorEyland, Daviden_US
dc.creatorCarpentier, Sebastienen_US
dc.identifier.citationSebastien Carpentier, Mathieu Rouard, Alberto Cenci, Clara Gambart, David Eyland. (3/12/2020). More fruit for food security: developing climate-smart bananas for the African Great Lakes region. Belgium: Catholic university Leuven (KUL).en_US
dc.description.abstractTo support this research, we rely on Bioversity International’s Musa Germplasm Transit Centre (ITC), hosted at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven) in Leuven that houses germplasm samples representing more than 1600 banana cultivars and 29 Musa wild relatives. Together they provide a substantial potential gene pool to find the existing germplasm that is better adapted to the current and future agro-environment. In Work Package (WP) 1, we have characterized the different agro-eco environments in the Great Lakes Regions, investigated the local socio-cultural preferences of male and female farmers, and determined the impact of suboptimal temperatures on the growth and development of 104 different gene bank accessions by high throughput screening in our BananaTainer. In WP2, we have investigated the impact of water deficit on a selected set of cultivars in our greenhouse phenotyping platform Phenospex and within the framework of the EU project EPPN 2020 on the European phenotyping platform Phenodyn. In WP3, we have investigated environmental impact on the yield of 3 selected cultivars in field trials located on 5 different agro-eco zones and have zoomed in on 3 crop cycles in collaboration with the National Agricultural Research Institute of Uganda (NARO). In WP4, we have characterised the chromosome structures of an important drought tolerant group, sequenced the genome of one reference ABB cultivar Cachaco, and we quantified the transcriptome and proteome of the stomata, a crucial cell structure in the leaves determining the water usage and growth. In WP5, we have shared and disseminated our knowledge by making our data available on our web platform MGIS and GIGWA and on PRIDE, by explaining our research on national television, radio and blogs, by publishing our scientific papers in peer reviewed open access journals and, by training Bachelor, Master’s, and PhD students.en_US
dc.publisherCatholic university Leuven (KUL)en_US
dc.rightsCopyrighted; all rights reserveden_US
dc.subjectgreat lake regionen_US
dc.titleMore fruit for food security: developing climate-smart bananas for the African Great Lakes regionen_US
cg.creator.idCarpentier, Sebastien: 0000-0002-7389-6405en_US
cg.creator.idRouard, Mathieu: 0000-0003-0284-1885en_US
cg.creator.idCenci, Alberto: 0000-0002-4390-5948en_US
cg.subject.agrovocfood securityen_US
cg.contributor.centerBioversity International - Bioversityen_US
cg.contributor.centerNational Agricultural Research Organisation - NAROen_US
cg.contributor.centerCatholic University Leuven - KULen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas - RTBen_US
cg.contributor.funderBelgium Directorate-General for Development Cooperation - DGD Belgiumen_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionMiddle Africaen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
mel.sub-typeDonor Reporten_US

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