Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) detected on Alpinia

 
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Publication Date
Wed, 09 Aug 2017, 22:25
Last Updated
Aug. 9, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Report Number
PYF-09/1
Country
French Polynesia
Pest Id
Banana bunchy top virus - (BBTV00)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Alpinia spp
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Tahiti Island
Summary

BBTV has been identified on Alpinia purpurata on Tahiti island in December 2016. Samples of Alpinia, Heliconia and Banana have been analyzed by a laboratory in La Reunion island : BBTV presence confirmed on Alpinia only.

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