genus Musa


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Related to genus Musa: genus Ananas, genus Musca
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Noun1.genus Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananasgenus Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
banana family, family Musaceae, Musaceae - treelike tropical Asian herbs
banana, banana tree - any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits
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Plantain is one of the over 40 species of the genus musa. This food crop is generally eaten cooked, fried, roasted ripe or unripe in contrast to the soft, sweet banana, which is of the same genus but eaten raw when ripe.
Seed germination in the genus Musa is variable and limited due to physical, physiological and genetic barriers (Chin, 1996; Ahmed et al., 2006).