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Plant Scourges

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

A sampling of some of the most devastating crop pathogens

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Genome Digest

By Hayley Dunning | July 11, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

By Sabrina Richards | March 6, 2012

A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.

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The Beginning of the End for Bananas?

By Dan Koeppel | July 22, 2011

Already reeling from a 20-year losing battle with a devastating disease, the banana variety eaten in the United States is now threatened by a new—but old—enemy.

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