News, blogs, analyses and announcements on bananas

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News and analysis

Banana pathogens’ new names

Anne Vézina Tuesday, 06 October 2020
TR4 Culture 70px TR4 is associated with a new species name, while the causal agent of BXW (finally) changes species.
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Linnaeus’s banana legacy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Linnaeus FGB 70px How Linnaeus inadvertently muddled the taxonomy of bananas when he gave Latin binomials to two edible bananas.
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Modernizing Simmonds and Shepherd’s legacy

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Mixing Strategies 70px The nomenclature system specific to edible bananas was a step in the right direction, but it needs to be reformed in order to fix the problems it created.
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In pictures

A boundless curiosity for bananas

Anne Vézina Thursday, 19 November 2020
Trail Of Bananas 70px
On the trail of puzzling bananas with Gabriel Sachter-Smith.
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Peru’s best kept banana secret

Anne Vézina Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Isla Banana Pulp 70px
'Isla' is one of the most sought-after bananas in Peru. Yet, little is known about it.
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Pesticides out, biodiversity in

Anne Vézina Monday, 21 May 2018
Biodiversity 70px
Biodiversity returns to the banana fields of Guadeloupe and Martinique as growers adopt agroecological approaches.
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Under the peel

Genetic modification of bananas: the long road to farmers' fields

James Dale Tuesday, 08 December 2020
GM Banana 70px Update on GM bananas and the challenges of developing gene-edited 'non-GM' bananas.
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What's in store for organic bananas?

Frans Wielemaker Monday, 27 May 2019
Organic Bananas 70px The demand for organic bananas has grown exponentially, but can they ever become mainstream?
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Taming the scientific literature on banana diseases

David Robert Jones Thursday, 28 February 2019
Handbook Cover 70px The editor of Diseases of banana, abacá and enset blogs about the challenges of updating his popular book.
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