Bunchy top disease of bananas in the central Highlands of South Vietnam

  • Authors : Vakili, N.G.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 1969

  • Journal title : Plant Disease Reporter

  • Volume (number) : 53 (8)

  • Pages : 634-638

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 0032-0811

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Bunchy top disease of bananas, caused by a virus pathogen, occurs in South Vietnam. Surveys have shown that the disease is present in the Central Highlands bordering Cambodia and Laos and that it is beginning to spread across the central mountain range into the Eastern and Southern Lowlands. Two types of disease expressions were observed in a Giant Cavendish variety; one was caused by the banana strain of the virus, and the other by the abaca train. Records of abaca introduction in 1958-59, from Costa Rica and Malaysia, do not indicate introduction of the pathogen into South Vietnam at that time. No abaca plant was seen in the areas surveyed during 1968. A flowering Canna was found to display the same symptoms, caused by the abaca strain infection, as the Giant Cavendish variety growing next to it. It is suggested that bunchy top disease is endemic in South Vietnam.


  • Open access : Yes

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

  • PDF : open

  • Musalit document ID : IN120131

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