The Banana Diversity Tree is a representation of the overall structure of crop diversity obtained by dividing the diversity within a crop genepool in a hierarchical manner. The structure of the tree is based on published information and consultation with experts.
Credits for contributing to the development of the Banana Diversity Trees (in alphabetical order)
- Daniels, Jeff (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)
- Giovannini, Peter (Global Crop Diversity Trust)
- Janssens, Steven (Botanic Garden Meise)
- Rouard, Mathieu (Bioversity)
- Roux, Nicolas (Bioversity)
- Ruas, Max (Bioversity)
- Sardos, Julie (Bioversity)
- Swennen, Rory (KU Leuven)
- Van de houwe, Ines (KU Leuven)
- Van Hintum, Theo (CGN, Wageningen Plant Research)
Key people contributing to the collecting missions in 2018:
- Nicolas Roux (Bioversity International)
- Julie Sardos (Bioversity International)
- Michel Ghanem (SPC)
- William Wigmore (MoA)
- Tolo Iosefa (MAF)
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