Panama Disease: An Old Nemesis Rears its Ugly Head. Part 1: The Beginnings of the Banana Export Trades

Fig. 6. Delatexing tanks in which hands are placed immediately after removal from the bunch. Since latex that exudes from the cut crown of the hand can damage fruit cosmetically, it is important that it be removed in such water baths (photo courtesy of R. C. Ploetz).



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Panama Disease: An Old Nemesis Rears its Ugly Head. Part 1: The Beginnings of the Banana Export Trades