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DEBDOM: Database Exploring Banana Diversity of Manipur



Warepam Amuchou Singh1, Somkuwar Bharat Gopalrao2, Thingnam Gourshyam2, Pratap Jyoti Handique3 & Huidrom Sunitibala Devi1*



1Medicinal Plants and Horticultural Resources Division; 2Bioresources Database & Bioinformatics Division, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Takyelpat, Imphal 795001, Manipur, India; 3Department of Biotechnology, Gauhati University, Guwahati-781014, Assam, India.


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Received January 31, 2013; Accepted February 08, 2013; Published March 02, 2013



Being poor manís apple, banana has a wide popularity worldwide. Itís one of the important horticultural crops used irrespective of rich and poor alike. Manipur along with the other states of Northeast India harboured with plenty of wild and cultivated species of banana that are not fully explored. A data base named DEBDOM has been developed here describing the diversity of banana resources of Manipur and it comprises twenty eight genotypes of Musaceae. The database DEBDOM provides a sophisticated web base access to the details of the taxonomy, morphological characteristics, utility as well as sites of collection of Musa genotypes, and it would have contribute as a potential gene pool sources for the conservation, sustainability as well as for crop improvement in the future breeding programmes.





Singh et al. Bioinformation 9(5): 270-273 (2013)


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