Musa acuminata

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  • Banana is the second ranking fruit crop in the world,with an annual world production of 70 million metric tons. Banana fruits are the staple food of over 400 million people in the developing countries, not only as a popular dessert fruit, but also as a source of vital carbohydrate.
  • Cultivated bananas and plantains are giant herbaceous plants within the genus Musa. They are both sterile and parthenocarpic so the fruit develops without seed. The cultivated hybrids and species are mostly triploid (2n = 3x = 33; a few are diploid or tetraploid), and most have been propagated from mutants found in the wild. With a production of 100 million tons annually, banana is a staple food across the Asian, African and American tropics, with the 15 % that is exported being important to many economies[1] [2].

Different Experimental Conditions

Reference Genes

Gene Symbol Gene Name Application Scope Accession Number Primers (5'-3')
Size [bp] Tm [℃] Detection
RPS2[1] Ribosomal protein S 2
  • In 144 banana samples
84 80.86 SYBR
UBQ2[1] Ubiquitin2
  • In 145 banana samples
379 85.58 SYBR

Moleculer Types

  • mRNA

Evaluation Methods


  • Name: Jian-ye Chen
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  • Institute: Guangdong Key Laboratory for Postharvest Science, College of Horticultural Science, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou 510642, People’s Republic of China

Citation Statistics

Cited by 154 (Based on Google Scholar [2017-06-16])


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chen L, Zhong H, Kuang J, et al. Validation of reference genes for RT-qPCR studies of gene expression in banana fruit under different experimental conditions[J]. Planta, 2011, 234(2): 377.
  2. J. S. Heslop-Harrison,Trude Schwarzacher. Domestication, Genomics and the Future for Banana. Ann Bot. 2007 Oct; 100(5): 1073–1084. Published online 2007 Aug 31. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcm191