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Beware the potential hazards of tissue culture.

Daniells, J. W. (1997) Beware the potential hazards of tissue culture. Infomusa, 6 (2). pp. 17-18.

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Problems with tissue cultures of Musa in terms of variety mix-ups, increased susceptibility to pests (burrowing nematodes [Radopholus similis] and banana weevil borer [Cosmopolites sordidus]) and diseases (Fusarium wilts [F. oxysporum] and plant viruses), enhanced disease dissemination and special management requirements of regenerated plants are discussed. It is recommended to use DNA fingerprinting for identification of plants, to use virus-free material and the correct potting mix, clear irrigation water and suitable nurseries for regenerated plants.

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Keywords:tissue culture; bananas; plant pests; plant diseases; DNA fingerprinting; plant pathogenic fungi; plant pathogens; disease resistance; pest resistance; regeneration; micropropagation; plant parasitic nematodes; fruit crops; nematology; plant nematology; plant pathology; Musa; Cosmopolites sordidus; Radopholus similis; Fusarium oxysporum; Musaceae; Zingiberales; monocotyledons; angiosperms; Spermatophyta; plants; Cosmopolites; Curculionidae; Coleoptera; insects; arthropods; invertebrates; animals; Radopholus; Pratylenchidae; Nematoda; Fusarium; Deuteromycotina; Eumycota; fungi;
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
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