Consider the following statement about the Panama Disease, which was recently in news:

  1. It is a destructive soil-borne bacterial disease
  2. The disease is observed in Banana plants
  3. The disease is confined to tropics

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because the disease is a soil borne fungal disease. It invades the banana plant through the roots. It was in news because it has caused serious damages to banana crops across Kerala. Third statement is also incorrect because the disease is not confined to tropics.

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