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Diseases of Banana, Abaca and Enset

Edited By: DR Jones

544 pages, 260 col plates

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #99344 | ISBN: 0851993559
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NHBS Price: £130.00 $162/€154 approx

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This volume is a comprehensive reference to the diseases that attack bananas, including plantains, and the closely related abaca and enset. It covers fungal, bacterial, viral, and nematode diseases and includes chapters on postharvest diseases, nutritional deficiencies, injury, genetic abnormalities, and breeding for disease resistance.


Introduction to banana, abaca and enset; fungal disease of the foliage; fungal diseases of the root, corm and pseudostem; bacterial diseases; virus diseases; nematode diseases; preharvest and postharvest diseases of banana fruit; disorders and nutritional deficiencies of banana; injury to banana caused by adverse climate or chemical toxicity; genetic abnormalities of banana; quarantine and the safe movement of musa germplasm; breeding for disease resistance.

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