Bananas Are Losing the War on Fungus

The Gros Michel banana lost the battle with fungus in the 1950s, but was replaced by the Cavendish. This time we might not have a new banana to come to the rescue. Could this be the end of bananas?

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Sources:
http://www.plospathogens.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info:doi/10.1371/journal.ppat.1005197
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/04/the-worlds-most-popular-banana-could-go-extinct/
http://time.com/4136886/banana-extinct/
http://panamadisease.org/
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/26458/title/Banana–R-I-P-/
http://lifeofplant.blogspot.com.au/2011/04/fruit-crops.html
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.169.5193&rep=rep1&type=pdf
http://www.macauhub.com.mo/en/2014/09/15/mozambique-exports-us70-million-in-bananas/

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