Panama disease


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Panama disease

[′pan·ə‚mä di‚zēz]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of banana caused by invasion of the vascular system by Fusarium oxysporum cubense, resulting in yellowing and wilting of the foliage and ultimate death of the shoots.
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Diseases are, and will remain, major constraints to both export and subsistence production of banana, and there is no doubt that Black Sigatoka and Panama disease constitute the most important threats," said Randy C.
In contrast, Panama disease is soil-borne and fatal.
Owner of the infected farm, Heidi Quagliata, told Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that the Panama disease will ruin the family business.
Reports of a new strain of Panama disease that affects Cavendish bananas have arisen, which could devastate the industry again.
The decision bans the transfer of banana plants and seedlings or any part thereof (stem, leaves, roots), along with any other materials that can contain fungus causing Panama disease (Fusarium Oxysprium Cubense sp) to or from the quarantine zone.
The resolution stipulates to prevent the transfer of banana plants and its seedlings or any part thereof (stem, leaves, roots), and any article that can contain fungus causing banana Panama disease (Fusarium Oxysprium Cubense sp), to and from the quarantine regions.
The incurable Panama Disease has wilted and wiped out banana crops in Australia and New Zealand, and there are growing concerns over whether it will spread to Latin America, the main importer of bananas to the U.