Agriculture, Food and Beverage

The quest to save the banana from extinction

Banana plants are particularly susceptible to disease because they cannot reproduce sexually. Image: REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Stuart Thompson

Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster


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