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I was asked today why bananas were curled instead of straight? Also, does this structural phenomenon have any bearing on the reproduction and nutrition of the fruit, or aid the plant in any function?


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The following is likely to have an answer:

http://food.oregonstate.edu/a/banana.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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