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News and analysis

GWAS and the parthenocarpic banana

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Parthenocarpic Banana 70px A proof-of-concept study shows that genome-wide associations are feasible in banana.
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Why screening protocols matter

Thursday, 27 August 2015
Miguel Dita 70px Embrapa scientist Miguel Dita on the need to improve the screening of bananas for their resistance to Fusarium wilt.
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The 22 days that changed the Australian banana industry

Monday, 16 March 2015
Quarantined Farm Small Australian farmers are fighting to contain TR4, the greatest threat to the country's banana industry.
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In pictures

The beer bananas of East Africa

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
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East Africa has a long tradition of brewing beer with bananas that were most likely domesticated for that purpose.
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Wild bananas of Northeast India

Friday, 20 May 2016
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The rainforests of Northeast India support a high diversity of wild bananas.
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The oasis bananas of Oman

Friday, 04 December 2015
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The oases along Oman's Wadi Tiwi provide evidence of the impact of ancient trade on banana cultivation.
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Under the peel

TR4 as a driver of agroecological approaches in banana production

Jeff Daniells Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Ground Cover 70px Australian scientist shows how the TR4 incursion in Queensland is changing banana farming in the region.
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Dialogue on the future of plantain-based cropping systems

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Sylvain And Thierry 70px Dialogue between a supporter of agroecological approaches to intensify Plantain-based cropping systems and a sympathetic skeptic.
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Ecuador, top exporter is not a banana republic

Douglas Southgate Friday, 17 June 2016
Ecuador Top Exporter 70px Book on how Ecuador became the world's largest exporter of bananas.
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