Fungus threatens top banana

  title={Fungus threatens top banana},
  author={Declan Butler},
  • D. Butler
  • Published 12 December 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
Distinct impacts of reductive soil disinfestation and chemical soil disinfestation on soil fungal communities and memberships
Results indicate that the BD treatment could considerably alleviate the soil deterioration, improve soil microbial activity, and reassemble a non-pathogen unique microbiome that have more disease-suppressive agents and thus might be a promising disinfestation practice to control soil-borne disease in monoculture system.
Evaluation of Mchare and Matooke Bananas for Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Race 1
The Mchare and Matooke hybrids resistant to Foc race 1 can potentially replace susceptible cultivars in production areas severely affected by the fungus, suggesting that new hybrids need to be screened for resistance to all Foc variants.
An Improved Phenotyping Protocol for Panama Disease in Banana
A rapid, simple and high-yielding spore production method for nine F. oxysporum formae speciales as well as the biocontrol species Fo47 and Fo618-12 that allows the inoculation of 250 plants per hour by one individual thereby facilitating the phenotyping of large mutant and breeding populations.
Diversity and identity of Fusarium species occurring on fruits, vegetables and food grains
ITS-rDNA sequence comparison can be used as potential and unique molecular marker for the rapid and accurate identification of different Fusarium species, which can help in the management of FUSarium infections in plants.
Resistance sources to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 in banana wild relatives
Different sources of resistance to Foc-TR4 in banana wild relatives, which constitute a valuable genetic resource for banana breeding pro-grammes aiming to produce cultivars resistant to fusarium wilt, are revealed.
Herramientas biotecnológicas para el combate de la raza 4 Tropical de Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense en Musa spp.
This review was conducted with the aim of presenting the possible implications of the entry into Cuba of tropical race 4 of Panama disease and strategies to prevent future damages caused by the disease.
A global genetic diversity analysis of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense: the Panama disease pathogen of banana
The developed assay enables rapid, routine and unambiguous detection of TR4 in the field and is therefore of immense value for charting the progression of its spread, and underscores the need for global awareness and quarantine campaigns to protect banana producers from another pandemic.
Evaluation of Some Specific Primer Sets Development for Detecting Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropic Race 4 (Foc TR4) Originating from Indonesia
There are a large number of diversity strains found in Foc isolates to be studied for further research, and specific primer set development needs to be done to detect Foc TR4 and the most damaging strains on FocTR4 based on molecular data.
agronomy Investigating the Responses of Microbial Communities to Banana Fusarium Wilt in Suppressive and Conducive Soils Based on Soil Particle-Size Differentiation
: The microbiota plays a primary role in inhibiting plant pathogens in the soils. However, the correlation between soil particles and local microbial communities has not been fully confirmed. In this
Rotations improve the diversity of rhizosphere soil bacterial communities, enzyme activities and tomato yield
The use of rotations is an effective strategy to control crop diseases and improve plant health. The soil bacterial communities in the rhizosphere are highly important for maintaining soil