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Plantains and bananas (Musa spp.) are staple foods for millions of people around the world. Fusarium wilt (FW), caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc), has been threatening the banana sector for many years, wreaking havoc on the economies of many tropical countries and becoming the dominant cause of land use changes in badly afflicted areas. The Factors Affecting the Development of Fusarium Wilt are discussed in this review. This viewpoint gives an overview of the importance of the soil environment in the interactions between the banana crop, the pathogen, and the pathogen.

Banana diseases, Fusarium wilt (FW), Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense, pathogenic races

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