Results

Of the main research programs: INREF, SPIN & PROMOBANANA

“The INREF, KNAW-SPIN and PromoBanana programs involve many collaborating scientists that aim for solving the Fusarium wilt problem. The current threat of Tropical Race 4 (TR4) requires rapid disclosure of data.

This page provides you with an updated overview of the TR4 screening results of a broad collection of banana germplasm, our publications and scientific posters. “

More information about the programs:

INREF
KNAW-SPIN
PROMOBANANA

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Posters

Linking local realities
to a global problem.

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Diversity of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubence isolated from local banana cultivars in Indonesia. 

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Is SIX1 an effector in
the Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cubense-banana interaction? 

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Publications

ABOUT FUSARIUM WILT

First Report of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 Associated with Panama Disease of Banana outside Southeast Asia.
García-Bastidas, F., Ordóñez, N., Konkol, J., Al-Qasim, M., Naser, Z., Abdelwali, M., Salem, N., Waalwijk, C., Ploetz, R.C., and Kema, G.H.J.
2013.

Pathogens: Appeal for funds to fight banana blight.
Kema, G. H. J., Weise, S.
2013
 

The end of the banana.
Kema, G. H. J.
2014

First report of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense tropical race 4 causing Panama disease in Cavendish bananas in Pakistan and Lebanon.
Ordóñez, N., García, F.A., Laghari, H., Akkary, M., Harfouche, E.M., Al Awar, B.N., Kema, G.H.J.
2015

Worse comes to worst: Bananas and Panama disease – when plant and pathogen clones meet. PLoS Pathogens, DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005197.
Ordonez Román, N.I., Seidl, M.F., Waalwijk, C., Drenth, A., Kilian, A., Thomma, B.P.H.J., Ploetz, R.C., and Kema, G.H.J.
2015. 

Impact of diseases on export and smallholder production of banana. Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 53:269-288.
Ploetz, R.C., Kema, G.H.J., and Ma, L.J.
2015. 

First report of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Tropical Race 4 associated with Panama Disease of banana outside Southeast Asia. Plant Dis. 98: 694.
García-Bastidas, F., Ordóñez, N., Konkol, J., Al-Qasim, M., Naser, Z., Abdelwali, M., Salem, N., Waalwijk, C., Ploetz, R.C., and Kema, G.H.J.
2014. 

The banana (Musa acuminata) genome and the evolution of monocotyledonous plants. Nature 488: 213-219.
D’Hont, A., Denoeud, F., Aury, J-M., Baurens, F-C., Carreel, F., Garsmeur, O., Noel, B., Bocs, S., Droc, G., Rouard, M., Da Silva, C., Jabbari, K., Cardi, C., Poulain, J., Souquet, M., Labadie, K., Jourda, C., Lengellé, J., Rodier-Goud, M., Alberti, A., Bernard, M., Correa, M., Ayyampalayam, S., Mckain, M.R., Leebens-Mack, J., Burgess, D., Freeling, M., Mbéguié A Mbéguié, D., Chabannes, M., Wicker, T., Panaud, O., Barbosa, J., Hribova, E., Heslop-Harrison, P., Habas, R., Rivallan, R., Francois, P., Poiron, C., Kilian, A., Burthia, D., Jenny, C., Bakry, F., Brown, S., Guignon, V., Kema, G.H.J., Dita, M., Waalwijk, C., Joseph, S., Dievart, A., Jaillon, O., Leclercq, J., Argout, X., Lyons, E., Almeida, A., Jeridi, M., Dolezel, J., Roux, N., Risterucci, A-M., Weissenbach, J., Ruiz, M., Glaszmann, J-C., Quétier, F., Yahiaoui, N., and Wincker, P.
2012. 

Tropical race 4 of Panama disease in the Middle East. Phytoparasitica (2015) 43:283–293, DOI 10.1007/s12600-015-0470-5
Ploetz R.,  Freeman S., Konkol J., Al-Abed A., Naser Z., Shalan K., Barakat R. and Israeli Y.
2015.

ABOUT BLACK SIGATOKA

Combatting a global threat to a clonal crop: sequencing the banana black Sigatoka pathogen Pseudocercospora fijiensis (synonym Mycosphaerella fijiensis) reveals clues for disease control. PLoS Genet 12(8): e1005876. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005876.
Arango Isaza, R., Diaz-Trujillo, C., Dhillon, B., Aerts, A., Carlier, J., Crane, C.F., De Jong, T.V., De Vries, I., Dietrich, R., Farmer, A.D., Fortes Fereira, C., Garcia, S., Guzman, M., Lindquist, E.A., Mehrab, R., Quiros, O., Schmutz, J., Shapiro, H., Reynolds, E., Scalliet, G., Souza Jr., M., Stergiopoulos, I., Van der Lee, T.A.J., De Wit, P.J.G.M., Zapater, M.-F., Zwiers, L.-H., Grigoriev, I.V., Goodwin, S.B., and Kema, G.H.J.
2016. 

Defense Gene Expression Associated with responses during the Biotrophic Phase of Mycosphaerella fjiensis Morelet, Infection in Banana. Plant Disease 100:1170-1175.
Rodríguez-Cabal, H.E., Rodríguez, E., Morales, J.G., Kema, G.H.J., Arango, R.E.
2016.

Positive selection and intragenic recombination contribute to high allelic diversity in effector genes of Mycosphaerella fijiensis, causal agent of the black leaf streak disease of banana. Mol. Plant Pathol. 15: 447–460.
Stergiopoulos, I., Cordovez da Cunha, V., Ökmen, B., Beenen, H.G., Kema, G.H.J., and De Wit, P.J.G.M.
2013.  

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On-line results of germplasm TR4 screening

Phenotyping Banana Germplasm with Fusarium oxysporum f.sp cubense Tropical Race 4.

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Phenotyping Banana Germplasm

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