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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

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
The oases along Oman's Wadi Tiwi provide evidence of the impact of ancient trade on banana cultivation.
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The bananas of Pohnpei

Friday, 07 August 2015
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The small Micronesian island of Pohnpei is best known for its orange-fleshed bananas rich in precursors of vitamin A.
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Under the peel

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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The original banana split

Edmond De Langhe Thursday, 26 May 2016
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Scientists think they figured out where Plantain and Maoli-Popoulu bananas originated.
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Would the true peduncle please stand up?

Jeff Daniells Thursday, 03 March 2016
True Peduncle 70px Scientists take apart a bunching banana plant to match name to function.
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