Czech scientists participate in sequencing banana genome

Czech scientists have participated in the sequencing of the banana genome in which researchers from seven countries took part and that will help comprehend the development of the fruit plant and it’s grafting, the press department of the Czech Science Academy reported. The Czech scientists are Jaroslav Doležel and Eva Hřibová, from the CAV Experimental Botany Institute and the Hana Regional Centre for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research, the Czech news agency reported. The results of the research have been published by the international scientific journal Nature. Mr Doležel’s lab has – according to the CAV – become an internationally acknowledged workplace into grain and banana genome research.

Author: Jan Velinger