Identification of Xanthomonas vasicola (formerly X. campestris pv. musacearum), causative organism of banana xanthomonas wilt, in Tanzania, Kenya and Burundi



  • Authors : Carter, B.A.; Reeder, R.; Mgenzi, S.R.; Kinyua, Z.M.; Mbaka, J.N.; Doyle, K.; Nakato, V.; Mwangi, M.; Beed, F.; Aritua, V.; Lewis Ivey, M.L.; Miller, S.A.; Smith, J.J.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2010

  • Journal title : Plant Pathology

  • Volume (number) : 59 (2)


  • Pages : 403

  • Peer-reviewed : Yes

  • ISSN : 0032-0862; 1365-3059

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : In Tanzania, the disease was first reported in the Kagera region of north west Tanzania, bordering Lake Victoria, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, in September 2005. Spread has continued, but not to other major banana growing areas. In Kenya, the disease was first reported in September 2006 in the Teso District, of western Kenya, bordering Uganda. Spread has since been reported as slow. In Burundi the disease was first observed during October 2006. The current status of BXW in Burundi is unclear with no recent substantiated reports.

  • Keywords : SYMPTOMS; XANTHOMONAS CAMPESTRIS; GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION; KENYA; BURUNDI; TANZANIA

  • Open access : Yes

  • Document on publisher's site : open View article on publisher's site

  • Musalit document ID : IN100091


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