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Coconut and other palm trees

  • Maria Judith B. Rodriguez
  • D. Hanold
  • J. P. Morin
  • J. P. Labouisse
  • J. W. Randles
  • J. H. Tsai
  • N. A. Harrison

Abstract

Coconut is popularly known in the tropics as the “tree of life.” Largely grown by smallholders, a wide variety of food and non-food products can be derived from its various parts. The main producers are the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. It is also a locally important crop in at least 30 countries in the Americas, in 22 countries along the coasts of East and West Africa, and in the islands of the Indian Ocean (Persley 1992).

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Palm Tree Coconut Palm Palm Species Mycoplasmalike Organism Lethal Yellow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Judith B. Rodriguez
    • 1
  • D. Hanold
    • 2
  • J. P. Morin
    • 3
  • J. P. Labouisse
    • 4
  • J. W. Randles
    • 2
  • J. H. Tsai
    • 5
  • N. A. Harrison
    • 5
  1. 1.Philippine Coconut Authority-Albay Research CenterBanao, Guinobatan, AlbayPhilippines
  2. 2.University of AdelaideGlen OsmondSouth Australia
  3. 3.CIRAD-CPMontpellierFrance
  4. 4.Centre Agronomique de Recherche et de Formation du VanuatuCIRAD-CPSaraoutou, Espiritu SantoVanuatu
  5. 5.Fort Lauderdale Research and Education CenterUniversity of Florida, IFASFort LauderdaleUSA

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