Panama disease of bananas
Ploetz, Randy C. Department of Plant Pathology, Tropical Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, Homestead, Florida.
- Bananas and plantains
- Panama disease
- Tropical race 4
- Disease management
- Breeding programs
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
Panama disease, also known as fusarium wilt of bananas (Musa species), is one of the most destructive fungal diseases of plants. It is caused by a soilborne fungus, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc), and has affected bananas across the globe.
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