Definition of Panama disease in English:

Panama disease

Line breaks: Pan¦ama dis|ease

noun

[mass noun]
A fungal disease of bananas producing yellowing and wilting of the leaves.
  • The fungus is Fusarium oxysporum (f. sp. cubense), subdivision Deuteromycotina
More example sentences
  • The two most dangerous diseases are Panama disease and Sigatoka.
  • Both major banana companies ultimately overcame the problem of Panama disease by planting banana varieties that had been cultivated for centuries in Southeast Asia.
  • In the early part of the decade, Panama disease plagued the banana crops.

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