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Contact: Dirk De Waele
KU Leuven

Roundworm-Infected Banana Field

Caption: This is a banana field in Uganda planted with Grande Naine, a banana variety commonly sold in the supermarket. The nematode Radopholus similis infects the roots of banana plants. In the final stage of disease, the plant topples over and its fruit bunch is lost.

Credit: Rony Swennen and Dirk De Waele

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