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Banana Cultivar Field Screening for Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 in the Northern Territory

Mintoff, S. J. L., Nguyen, T. V., Kelly, C., Cullen, S., Hearnden, M., Williams, R., Daniells, J. W. and Tran-Nguyen, L. T. T. (2021) Banana Cultivar Field Screening for Resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 in the Northern Territory. Journal of Fungi, 7 (8). ISSN 2309-608X

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Article Link(s): https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7080627

Abstract

Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense, causal agent of Panama disease, is one of the biggest threats to global banana production, particularly the Cavendish competent tropical race 4 (Foc TR4). It continues to spread globally with detections occurring in regions of the Middle East and new continents such as Africa and South America in the last decade. As the search was on for new management strategies and resistant cultivars to combat the disease, a banana cultivar-screening trial took place in the Northern Territory of Australia, which examined the responses of 24 banana cultivars to the soil borne fungus. These cultivars included material from TBRI, FHIA and selections from Thailand, Indonesia and Australia and evaluated for their resistance to tropical race 4 for two cropping cycles. Several cultivars displayed considerable resistance to Foc TR4, including several FHIA parental lines and hybrids, the Cavendish (AAA) selections GCTCV 215 and GCTCV 247 from TBRI and an Indonesian selection CJ19 showed either very little to no plant death due to the disease.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland, Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:panama disease tropical race 4 TR4 banana resistance banana screening
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
Deposited On:10 Aug 2021 04:27
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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