Searching for a solution for sigatoka

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Bananas and plantains are a staple in the Puerto Rican and many other tropical countries' diets. These crops are affected by the sigatoka, a disease caused by two species of fungus (Mycosphaerella musicola and Mycosphaerella fijiensis) that slowly kill these plants.

Scientists in Puerto Rico and their colleagues have been studying different species of bananas and plantains and their resistance to this disease.

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