[NAFEX] Breeding bananas for disease resistance

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Mon Jan 10 23:46:32 EST 2011


The Cavendish is the second monocultured variety sold widely.  The first was
the Gros Michel, available through roughly 1960.  It was pretty much wiped
out by tropical race one, an earlier version of the fusarium that is now
threatening the Cavendish.  
Not a new story, this.  Here's an article from '08:

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2008-06/can-fruit-be-saved

~ Stephen

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I am going in a few months to Costa Rica to look at banana trees.

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Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 00:53:05 -0500

>New Yorker article, abstract/precis at
>
><http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/10/110110fa_fact_peed>
>
>Doug Woodard
>St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
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