Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense in different languages.
Banana Panama Wilt
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Panama disease FS
What is Panama disease?
Panama disease (also known as fusarium wilt) is caused by the soil-bor\
Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense .
There are four races of the fungus:
• Race 1 infects Lady Finger, Sugar and Ducasse, but not Cavendish
• Race 2 generally infects cooking bananas like Bluggoe and Blue Java
• Race 3 infects only Heliconia species and not bananas
• Race 4 infects most varieties including...
Fusarium Wilt of Bananas (Panama Disease)
(Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense)
A. Daly, Diagnostic Services and G. Walduck, Crops, Forestry and Horticulture, Darwin
Fusarium wilt (Panama disease) is a de structive fungal disease of banana plants. It is caused by Fusarium
oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc ). It first became epidemic in Panama in 1890 and proceeded to devastate the
Central American and...