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Welcome to the TR4 portal. TR4 is a strain of the fungus that causes Panama disease of bananas, Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense. It causes leaves to turn yellow and wilt, and vascular discoloration which is only visible if the pseudostem is cut open. TR4 is most commonly associated with Cavendish varieties of banana but can attack other varieties, and a handful of other host species from the genera Musa and Heliconia. 

Identification and management

TR4 is one of only six strains strains of F. oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc) that attack Cavendish bananas (AAA genome). It is much more aggressive on Cavendish...

Management Factsheets
Vézina, A., (2019). External factsheets. ProMusa. unpaginated English Language
Food and Agriculture Organization, (2019). External factsheets. FAO. unpaginated English Language

Identification guides
Queensland Government, (2020). Identification guides. Queensland Government. 4 pp. English Language
Food and Agriculture Organization, (2019). Identification guides. FAO. unpaginated English Language

Posters and Leaflets
Queensland Government, (2020). Posters and leaflets. Queensland Government. 4 pp. English Language

Pérez-Vicente, L.,Dita, M. A.,Martínez-de la Parte, E., (2014). Manuals. FAO. 74 pp. English Language

Latest research articles from CAB Abstracts

Magdama, F.; Monserrate-Maggi, L.; Serrano, L.; Sosa, D.; Geiser, D. M.; Jiménez-Gasco, M. del M. (2019). PLoS ONE 14(9), pp e0222727. Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA.
Cheng ChunZhen; Liu Fan; Sun XueLi; Tian Na; Mensah, R. A.; Li Dan; Lai ZhongXiong (2019). Scientific Reports 9(1), pp 13682. Nature Publishing Group, London, UK.
Sun JiaMan; Zhang JinZhong; Fang Hui; Peng LiYun; Wei ShaoLong; Li ChaoSheng; Zheng SiJun; Lu Jiang (2019). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 141, pp 83-94. Elsevier Masson, Paris, France.
Wu KaiLi; Chen WeiZhong; Yang Shuai; Wen Ya; Zheng YuRu; Anjago, W. M.; Yun YingZi; Wang ZongHua (2019). Journal of Integrative Agriculture 18(8), pp 1905-1913. Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Latest news

Publisher - Produce Business UK 03:08 AM - 24 January, 2021 (Search term - tr4 banana)
Publisher - North Queensland Register 08:00 AM - 30 December, 2020 (Search term - tr4 banana)