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Fusarium wilt of banana in Australia: a review

KG Pegg, NY Moore and S Bentley

Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 47(5) 637 - 650
Published: 1996


The history of Fusarium wilt of bananas (caused by F. oxysporum f.sp. cubense) and the research conducted on the disease in Australia is summarised in this review. Subjects covered include the classification of banana cultivars, the cultivars in production in the Australian banana industry, the distribution and diversity of the pathogen in Australia and pathogenicity and control of the disease.

© CSIRO 1996

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