Saving the Cavendish banana.

The bananas we know and love were not always the top banana in the market. A disease wiped out their top competitor the Gros Michel, leaving them in pole position. Now there’s a disease coming for the Cavendish. “After earlier studies into the disease-resistant gene RGA2, the researchers spent more than six years growing the modified fruits in field trials in the Northern Territory. The result has been plants growing Cavendish bananas as we know them, but ones that are also highly resistant to the TR4 fungus.” learn more

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