Navigation Links
Banana in grave danger of extinction!

Banana which is touted as a great fruits which is full of nutrition may become extinct. The reason is India! Nothing to blame it about but the fact// is that it has been found that almost all bananas traded internationally are of a single variety - the Cavendish - the genetic roots of which lie in India.

The problem lies in the fact that the Cavendish crop has been threatened by pandemics of diseases such as that caused by the black sigatoka fungus, the New Scientist reported in its latest issue.

The main hope for survival of the variety lies in developing new hybrids resistant to the fungus, but this is a difficult and time-consuming task because the seedless modern fruit does not reproduce sexually and has to be bred from cuttings, the report said.

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has warned that wild banana species are rapidly going extinct as Indian forests are destroyed, while many traditional farmers' varieties are also disappearing.

And now it could take a global effort to save the bananas' gene pool.

In fact, many of the genes that could save the Cavendish may already have been lost, said NeBambi Lutaladio, a plant scientist at the FAO's headquarters in Rome.

One variety that contains genes that resist black sigatoka survives as a single plant in the botanical gardens of Kolkata, he said.

Source: Indo-Asian News Service
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Heart Drug has grave side effects
2. Antidepressants could pose grave implications
3. Bird flu situation grave, but neighbours hushing it up: says Turkey
4. For Smokers Only: is Quitting = Cutting Down?? a grave Issue
5. Endangered species may be successfully cloned in another animals womb
6. A non-stick danger
7. The cocaine danger
8. Depression a possible danger in elderly
9. Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers childs sight
10. Ulcer Surgery connected to danger of Pancreatic Cancer
11. Low-Tar Cigarettes As dangerous As High-Tar Cigarettes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at ... for the 49th Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) ... Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in Wellness® by Best and Brightest. OnSite ... program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... In the United States, ... In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Connecticut, and California—the ... have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to the relatively lower cost of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Cal Dining at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in ... the buying power of institutions to change the way animals are raised for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... manufacturer, has expanded its executive staff with the addition of industry sales leader, ... role, Slott will develop the national distribution and sales network, direct the efforts ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central ... and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today ... included the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters ... as at a few other company-owned facilities across the ... patients, some of whom will begin to see the ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions announces ... the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and listed ... national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that end, ... honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in Health ... his award in October, Bardisa said of the three achievements, ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... 2017  As the latest Obamacare repeal effort moves ... (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) medical ... device industry is in an odd place.  The industry ... excise tax on medical device sales passed along with ... patients, increased visits and hospital customers with the funding ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: