April 19

BTH Banana Disease


This article is about how farmers in northern Queensland have detected a disease in their bananas. The disease is called Panama; it’s a fungus that goes up the plant to the fruit and stops water getting to the plant which will mean no good quality crops. The question I have is how the fungus travels through the plant. This can cause bananas to be a rare food because of the disease and its UN treatable. 95% of Australia’s bananas are grown in northern Queensland so Australia might have no bananas soon. To still have bananas scientists are working on a banana that cannot get infected.

Posted April 19, 2015 by anton2013 in category 2015, BTN, Schoolwork

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