This Fungus Is Bad News For The World's Bananas
The type of bananas we know and love might die off. A disease has already hit about half the world's supply, and it's spreading.By Ryan Biek | November 30, 2015
The world's most popular fruit is in danger. A disease that targets bananas is making its way around the world.
The fungus known as Panama disease has been devastating banana production in many Asian countries like Taiwan, which now exports only 2 percent of the amount of bananas it did in the 1960s.
Publishing their findings in PLOS Pathogens, researchers confirmed the biggest threat is a single clone of Panama disease named Tropical Race 4.