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PhD research on the relationship between Fusarium wilt and bananas in Indonesia

PHD RESEARCH ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FUSARIUM WILT AND BANANAS IN INDONESIA

A leading strategy for managing the ongoing pandemic of Fusarium wilt in bananas is the generation of resistant banana varieties. To gain insight into the diversity of the causal fungi, Nani Maryani Martawi looked to the Indonesian archipelago, where hundreds of wild and cultivated banana varieties are grown. As part of her PhD research, she studied the diversity of the isolated pathogens that cause Fusarium wilt and their co-evolution with the banana hosts. 

Read more about the PhD research by Nani Mayani

 

SUSTAINABLE BANANAS IN GREENHOUSES: FIRST DUTCH BANANA HARVESTED

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research are harvesting the first Dutch bananas this week. Boerenhart, a supplier of fresh and local products will offer the bananas as 'regional product' to restaurants and hospitals in the region of Wageningen. The cultivation took place on two types of substrates: coco peat and rock wool. This allows the growth of banana without the settlement of aggressive fungi.

Read more about the Dutch Banana

 

Gene identified for full virulence of the Fusarium wilt towards Cavendish banana

GENE IDENTIFIED FOR FULL VIRULENCE INTO THE GLOBAL GENETIC DIVERSITY OF FUSARIUM

In an article in the PLOS One journal researchers identified a gene and protein that is required for full virulence of the fungus that causes Furasium wilt in Cavendish banana.

Read more about this publication

 

PhD defence on insights into the global genetic diversity of Fusarium

PHD DEFENCE ON INSIGHTS INTO THE GLOBAL GENETIC DIVERSITY OF FUSARIUM

On October 17th 2018 Nadia Ordóñez defended her PhD entitled ‘A global genetic diversity analysis of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc)’ at Wageningen University. In her research the genetic and geographically diversity of Tropical race 4 (TR4) strain of Foc was mapped out using DNA sequencing methods.

Read more about the PhD research by Nadia Ordóñez

 

NEW PUBLICATION ON IMPROVING BANANA CULTIVATION

Recent research on improving banana cultivation is bundled in the new publication ‘Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas Volume 1’. Both the banana research community as well as banana producers will find information from all over the world about the current challenges in banana production. And about improving cultivation practice across the value chain, from propagation to harvesting, packaging and ripening. And ways of measuring and improving the environmental impact of banana cultivation.

Read more about the publication

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