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Devastating banana fungus has spread to Colombia

Colombia has declared a national state of emergency following confirmation that a dread fungus has appeared in the country’s banana plantations - making this the first time the fungus has appeared in Latin America.

It is happening again — World's bananas at risk of extinction

History does repeat itself, and one of the world's favorite fruits is at risk of disappearing, maybe for good. A virulent fungal disease has struck again, jumping continents as it devastates banana crops in its relentless move toward Latin America.
 

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Notice the wilting on these banana plants. They are infected with TR4.
Notice the wilting on these banana plants. They are infected with TR4.
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When the banana plant is infected with TR4  the vascular system gets clogged  preventing nutrients f...
When the banana plant is infected with TR4, the vascular system gets clogged, preventing nutrients from going up to the leaves and fruits, killing the plant.
BiosecurityQld

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