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Under the peel

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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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The original banana split

Edmond De Langhe Thursday, 26 May 2016
Solomon Islands Village 70px
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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Soil health and suppressiveness: new directions in banana research?

Marcia Barquero Quirós Thursday, 14 January 2016
soil health icon Analysis of key issues in banana soil health highlighting the importance of managing soils as a living system.
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Remembering Markku Hakkinen

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Markku Hakkinen One of the world’s leading authorities on the taxonomy of wild bananas passed away.
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The trap of extinction stories on bananas

Anne Vézina Friday, 18 December 2015
New Scientist Cover Extinction stories are drawing the wrong lessons from the previous epidemic of Fusarium wilt on bananas.
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Where bananas come from

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 07 October 2015
Mixing Strategies 70px Most origin stories of the banana mistakenly leave out the Pacific region as a primary centre of domestication.
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TC, or not TC. Is that the question?

David W. Turner Monday, 31 August 2015
TC plantlets 70px David Turner explores whether tissue-culture banana plantlets are intrinsically superior to conventional planting material.
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