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“Panama Disease” Threatens Bananas With Extinction

Bananas are facing potential extinction, researchers have cautioned, as a deadly tropical disease sweeps across crops worldwide. Known as Panama disease, or Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, the fungal infection has already spread throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Central America. Should the infection reach...

New Strain of Panama Disease Threatens Commercial Banana

Q24N - In the mid 1900s, the most popular banana in the world - a sweet, creamy variety called Gros Michel grown in Latin America - all but disappeared from the planet. At the time, it was the only banana in the world that...