TR4-resistent banana breeding breakthrough – FreshFruitPortal.com

Significant progress has been made in accelerating the development of banana varieties with resistance to the Fusarium fungus.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/09/23/tr4-breakthrough-in-accelerating-the-breeding-of-new-banana-varieties/

CRISPR might save Cavendish bananas from extinction—but would it be a long-term solution? | Genetic Literacy Project

Supermarket shelves may still be stocked chock-full of bananas, but the industry is growing increasingly alarmed. The fungal disease , which causes banana
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/06/crispr-might-save-cavendish-bananas-from-extinction-for-now-but-is-it-a-long-term-solution/

Philippines to be world’s second-largest banana exporter within a decade – FAO – FreshFruitPortal.com

Philippines to be world’s second-largest banana exporter within a decade – FAO – FreshFruitPortal.com
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/05/28/philippines-to-be-worlds-second-largest-banana-exporter-within-a-decade-fao/

Sigatoka: Boron studied as possible treatment – FreshFruitPortal.com

Boragen is collaborating with Dole in the search for innovative and more sustainable solutions to protect against banana disease Black Sigatoka.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/05/21/boragen-and-dole-team-up-to-develop-boron-based-sigatoka-treatment/

Costa Rica is interested in a new variety of banana that is resistant to Fusarium

A novel variety of Cavendish banana resistant to the Fusarium Tropical Race 4 virus is under study in the Philippines. The new banana variety, which was developed by the agrobiotechnology…
— Read on www.freshplaza.com/article/9176618/costa-rica-is-interested-in-a-new-variety-of-banana-that-is-resistant-to-fusarium/

The world’s banana crops are under threat from a deadly fungus. Is gene editing the answer? | National Post

Where GMOs — restricted in a significant portion of the world — have a foreign gene inserted into the organism, CRISPR allows for the organism’s genes to be edited
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