Panama Disease Race 4

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The disease is caused by a lethal soilborne fungal pathogen, Fusarium oxysporum f. sp.cubense

Pathogen categorised into 4 races based on the cultivar they attack.

  • Race 1 attacks Gros Michel and Silk (Apple,Bumpy, Chinese, Thousand Fingers)
  • Race 2 attacks Bluggoe and Bodles Altafort, Highgate (Jamaican tetraploid)
  • Race 3 attacks Heliconia
  • Race 4 : attacks all varieties in Race 1 and 2 and all commercial varieties (Cavendish) and plantains

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