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Scientists Achieve Breakthrough In Banana, Plantain Varieties In Africa

Scientists Achieve Breakthrough In Banana, Plantain Varieties In Africa

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, IITA, says a team of scientists has achieved a major breakthrough in their efforts to develop improved banana and plantain varieties that are resistant to banana streak virus (BSV).The virus is one of the diseases hampering the crops production in Africa and threatening the food and income of millions

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