An Appealing Solution: Applying a Microbial Solution to a Banana Infectious Disease Problem

March 16, 2020

The Banana and Its Disease Among fruit in the United States, bananas are top banana. Americans ate an average of 28.22 pounds of bananas in 2018—that's 80 bananas for each person—and a survey found that more people had bought bananas than any other fruit within the prior 12 months. Despite their popularity, the inexpensive snack (prices have remained at an average of $0.57 for the past 48 months) is under attack: a fungal disease is threatening to eliminate our favorite

Author: Julie Wolf, Ph.D.

Julie Wolf, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie Wolf is in science communications at Indie Bio, and is a former ASM employee.

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