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  • Phenological and physiological responses.

    Author(s) : Robinson, J. C.Galán Saúco, V.

    Editors : Robinson, J. C.Galán Saúco, V.

    Book chapter : Bananas and plantains 2010 No.Ed.2 pp.89-114

    Abstract : This chapter describes the developmental phases of a ratoon banana (MusamusaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    ) plant (Cavendish subgroup), i.e. the vegetative phase, characterized externally by the emergenceemergenceSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    of leavesleavesSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , and the reproductive phase, easily identified by emergence of the bunch. The seasonal influences of temperaturetemperatureSubject Category: Properties
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    on development cycles of the banana plant in the tropics and subtropicssubtropicsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    ('phenological responses') and the specific effects of climatic factorsclimatic factorsSubject Category: Properties
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    climatic factorsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    (temperature, vapour pressurevapour pressureSubject Category: Properties
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    vapour pressureSubject Category: Properties
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    deficit, light, water stresswater stressSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and windwindSubject Category: Climate Related
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    ) on the assimilationassimilationSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    (photosynthesisphotosynthesisSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    ), transpirationtranspirationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    and dry matter accumulationdry matter accumulationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    of banana plantsplantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    ('physiological responses') are discussed. The most important phenological parameters are described: (i) planting to harvest duration for different planting dates and localities; (ii) Leaf emergence rates; (iii) primary root extension rates; and (iv) variations in flower emergence to harvest duration. The main phenological differences between bananasbananasSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    in a humid, tropical locality (HondurashondurasSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    ), a cool, subtropical locality (South Africasouth africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    ) and a Mediterranean locality (IsraelisraelSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    ) are summarized.

    ISBN : 9781845936587

    DOI : 10.1079/9781845936587.0089

    Record Number : 20103319782

    Publisher : CABI

    Location of publication : Wallingford

    Country of publication : UK

    Language of text : English

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    Organism descriptor(s) : MusamusaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : assimilationassimilationSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , bananasbananasSubject Category: Commodities and Products
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    , climatic factorsclimatic factorsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , dry matter accumulationdry matter accumulationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , emergenceemergenceSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , floweringfloweringSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , humid tropicshumid tropicsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , leavesleavesSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , light intensitylight intensitySubject Category: Properties
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    , light relationslight relationsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , phenologyphenologySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , photosynthesisphotosynthesisSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , plant developmentplant developmentSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , rootingrootingSubject Category: Natural Processes
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    , seasonal variationseasonal variationSubject Category: Properties
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    , subtropicssubtropicsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , temperaturetemperatureSubject Category: Properties
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    , transpirationtranspirationSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , tropicstropicsSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , vapour pressurevapour pressureSubject Category: Properties
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    , water stresswater stressSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , windwindSubject Category: Climate Related
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    Identifier(s) : anthesis, carbon assimilation, carbon dioxide fixation, Mediterranean countries, seasonal changes, seasonal fluctuations, subsaharan Africa, subtropical zones, tropical countries, tropical zones, vapor pressurevapor pressureSubject Category: Properties
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    Geographical Location(s) : Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , HondurashondurasSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , IsraelisraelSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Mediterranean Regionmediterranean regionSubject Category: Biogeographic Regions
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    , South Africasouth africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : MusaceaemusaceaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Latin Americalatin americaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Developed Countriesdeveloped countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Mediterranean Regionmediterranean regionSubject Category: Biogeographic Regions
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    , Middle Eastmiddle eastSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Anglophone Africaanglophone africaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AfricaafricaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Commonwealth of Nationscommonwealth of nationsSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    , Africa South of Saharaafrica south of saharaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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