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Improvements in the Resistance of the Banana Species to Fusarium Wilt: A Systematic Review of Methods and Perspectives

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Department of Biological Sciences, State University of Feira de Santana, Feira de Santana 44036-900, Bahia, Brazil
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Bahia Education Secretary, Salvador 41745-004, Bahia, Brazil
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Embrapa Cassava and Fruit, Cruz das Almas 44380-000, Bahia, Brazil
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Authors contributed equally to this manuscript.
Academic Editors: Guy Blomme, George Mahuku, Miguel Dita, George Mahuku and Dita Miguel
J. Fungi 2021, 7(4), 249; https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7040249
Received: 3 January 2021 / Revised: 11 March 2021 / Accepted: 22 March 2021 / Published: 25 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Towards the Integrated Management of Fusarium Wilt of Banana)
The fungus Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (FOC), tropical race 4 (TR4), causes Fusarium wilt of banana, a pandemic that has threatened the cultivation and export trade of this fruit. This article presents the first systematic review of studies conducted in the last 10 years on the resistance of Musa spp. to Fusarium wilt. We evaluated articles deposited in different academic databases, using a standardized search string and predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. We note that the information on the sequencing of the Musa sp. genome is certainly a source for obtaining resistant cultivars, mainly by evaluating the banana transcriptome data after infection with FOC. We also showed that there are sources of resistance to FOC race 1 (R1) and FOC TR4 in banana germplasms and that these data are the basis for obtaining resistant cultivars, although the published data are still scarce. In contrast, the transgenics approach has been adopted frequently. We propose harmonizing methods and protocols to facilitate the comparison of information obtained in different research centers and efforts based on global cooperation to cope with the disease. Thus, we offer here a contribution that may facilitate and direct research towards the production of banana resistant to FOC. View Full-Text
Keywords: Musa spp.; Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense; genetic improvement; resistance; state-of-the-art Musa spp.; Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense; genetic improvement; resistance; state-of-the-art
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Rocha, A.d.J.; Soares, J.M.d.S.; Nascimento, F.d.S.; Santos, A.S.; Amorim, V.B.d.O.; Ferreira, C.F.; Haddad, F.; Santos-Serejo, J.A.d.; Amorim, E.P. Improvements in the Resistance of the Banana Species to Fusarium Wilt: A Systematic Review of Methods and Perspectives. J. Fungi 2021, 7, 249. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7040249

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Rocha AdJ, Soares JMdS, Nascimento FdS, Santos AS, Amorim VBdO, Ferreira CF, Haddad F, Santos-Serejo JAd, Amorim EP. Improvements in the Resistance of the Banana Species to Fusarium Wilt: A Systematic Review of Methods and Perspectives. Journal of Fungi. 2021; 7(4):249. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7040249

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Rocha, Anelita d.J., Julianna M.d.S. Soares, Fernanda d.S. Nascimento, Adriadna S. Santos, Vanusia B.d.O. Amorim, Claudia F. Ferreira, Fernando Haddad, Janay A.d. Santos-Serejo, and Edson P. Amorim. 2021. "Improvements in the Resistance of the Banana Species to Fusarium Wilt: A Systematic Review of Methods and Perspectives" Journal of Fungi 7, no. 4: 249. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7040249

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