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Recommended Reading

Beckman, C.H. 1987. The nature of wilt disease of plants. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 175 pp.

Blomme, G., Ploetz, R., Jones, D., De Langhe, E., Price, N., Gold, C., Geering, A., Viljoen, A., Karamura, D., Pillay, M., Tinzaara, W., Teycheney, P.-Y., Lepoint, P., Karamura, E.  and Buddenhagen, I. 2013. A historical overview of the appearance and spread of Musa pests and pathogens on the African continent: highlighting the importance of clean Musa planting materials and quarantine measures. Annals of applied biology 162: 4-26.

Brandes, E.W. 1919. Banana wilt. Phytopathology 9: 339-389.

Dita M.A., Waalwijk C., Buddenhagen I.W., Souza Jr M.T. and Kema G.H.J. 2010. A molecular diagnostic for "tropical" race 4 of the banana Fusarium wilt pathogen. Plant Pathology 59: 348–357.

Fourie, G., Steenkamp, E.T., Ploetz, R.C., Gordon, T.R. and Viljoen, A. 2011. Current status of the taxonomic position of Fusarium oxysporum formae specialis cubense within the Fusarium oxysporum complex.  Infection, Genetics and Evolution 11: 533–542.

Hwang, S.H. and Ko, W.H. 2004. Cavendish banana cultivars resistant to Fusarium wilt acquired through somaclonal variation in Taiwan. Plant Disease 88: 580-588.

Moore, N.Y., Pegg, K.G., Bentley, S., and Smith, L.J. 1999a. Fusarium wilt of banana: Global problems and perspectives. In: Molina, A.B., Masdek, N.H.N. and Liew, K.W. (Eds), Banana Fusarium wilt management: Towards sustainable cultivation. Proceedings of the International Workshop on banana Fusarium wilt disease, Genting Highlands Resort, Malaysia, pp. 11-30.

Pegg, K.G., Moore, N.Y. and Sorenson, S., 1993. Fusarium wilt in the Asian Pacific region. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 47: 637–650.

Ploetz, R.C. 2005a. Panama Disease: An old nemesis rears its ugly head. Part 1. The Beginnings of the Banana export trades. APSnet.      /feature /panama/.

Ploetz, R.C. 2005b. Panama Disease: An old nemesis rears its ugly head. Part 2. The Cavendish Era and Beyond. APSnet. /panama/.

Stover, R.H. 1962. Fusarium Wilt (Panama disease) of banana and other Musa species. Commonwealth Mycological Institute, Kew, Surrey, UK, pp. 117.

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