Bananas could be wiped off the map if more isn’t done to conserve them, scientists have warned.
Experts say a special breed found in Madagascar could hold the key to keeping them alive.
But there are only five known trees in existence.
Scientists are racing to develop new banana varieties strong enough to survive Panama disease, which is a major threat to banana crops around the world.
Because bananas are clones, the disease is able to spread very quickly from one to another.
It is currently wreaking havoc with crops in Asia – but could wipe out the world’s supply if it spreads to America.
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Source: Daily Star