Banana Die-Back Virus - a New Virus Infecting Banana in Nigeria.

  title={Banana Die-Back Virus - a New Virus Infecting Banana in Nigeria.},
  author={Jacqueline d'A Hughes and Paul R. Speijer and Olatunji S. Olatunde},
  journal={Plant disease},
  volume={82 1},
Two viruses naturally infect Musa in Nigeria: banana streak badnavirus (BSV) and cucumber mosaic cucumovirus (CMV). During a recent field survey at Ibadan (Nigeria), some severely stunted banana plants (cv. Valery) were found that tested negative for CMV, banana bunchy-top virus, and BSV. The plants had symptoms of leaf crinkling, leaf necrosis, and cigar-leaf die-back. Subsequent suckers from the same mats were progressively more stunted. A 28- to 30-nm isometric virus was purified, and used… CONTINUE READING