Re: Interview- Dan Koeppel of "Banana" on KCRW
i should add this about Panama disease:
four races of the Panama disease fungus (F. oxysporum f. sp. cubense) have been described - only 3 affect banana, race 3 is a pathogen of heliconia.
-race 1 is what caused the epidemics on Gros Michel, it also affects the cultivars ‘Maqueño,’ ‘Silk,’ ‘Pome,’ ‘Pisang Awak,’ and the hybrid ‘I.C.2.’ but not Cavendish bananas.
-race 2 affects cooking bananas, such as ‘Bluggoe,’ 'Blue Java', and some tetraploids produced through breeding.
-race 4 is considered most destructive since it infects race 1 and race 2 susceptible clones as well as the Cavendish cultivars, basically it care infect nearly all varieties of bananas.
Last edited by inkcube : 01-05-2008 at 08:24 PM.