Finding Sigatoka-resistant varieties of bananas and plantains

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An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the USDA, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and University of Florida, completed a research study to determine the suceptibility of local varieties of bananas and plaintains to black Sigatoka, a disease cause by a fungus. They also identified new varieties that are more resistant to black Sigatoka and that could be planted in Puerto Rico in the future.

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