Suckers are catalogued after being removed from mother plants at Kilometer 5, Yangambi, DR Congo, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008. Suckers are how banana plants reproduce and are dug out from the base (corm) of the mother plant. Producing around 12 suckers in it's lifetime means one plant can produce many generations of daughter plants. The search for disease resistant bananas starts here, but the process is long and tedious.
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