First report of BBTV in Angola

  • Authors : Pillay, M.; Blomme, G.; Rodrigues, E.; Ferreira, L.

  • Document type : Journal article

  • Year of publication : 2005

  • Journal title : Infomusa

  • Volume (number) : 14 (1)

  • Pages : 44-45

  • Peer-reviewed : No

  • ISSN : 1023-0068

  • Language(s) : English

  • Abstract : Symptoms of bunchy top were observed in the fields of small-scale farmers in Mabuia (48 masl: 809°01', EO13°41') and Boa Esperanca (52 masl; 808°57', EO13°40') in Bengo Province, South of Luanda, in Angola. The disease was found on plantains (False horn) and the Cavendish cultivar 'Poyo'. It is known that cultivars in the Cavendish subgroup are highly susceptible to bunchy top (Thomas and lskra-Caruana 2000). This is the first report of the disease in Angola. Countries in Africa where BBTV has been reported include Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Egypt, Gabon, Malawi and Rwanda (Thomas and lskra-Caruana 2000). Angola and the DRC share common borders and it is likely that infected planting materials were exchanged. BBTV is transmitted through conventional planting material such as corms, corm pieces that have a growing point and suckers. The vector of BBTV is the banana aphid.


  • Open access : Yes

  • PDF : open

  • Musalit document ID : IN160072

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