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EFSA Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Banana bract mosaic virus for French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion


This document presents the opinion of the Panel on Plant Health on the full pest risk assessment conducted by France on Banana bract mosaic virus (BBrMV) with French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion considered as endangered area. 

Banana bract mosaic virus (BBrMV) is a recently characterised virus of the genus Potyvirus family  Potyviridae  (Thomas  et al., 1997), which infects banana and plantain. It is an aphid transmissible virus and can cause serious losses due to yield reduction and malformation of fruits.


The overall conclusion of the Panel is that BBrMV poses a risk to the banana crops of the four overseas departments and thus qualifies for risk management measures. BBrMV is therefore considered potentially eligible for addition to the list of harmful organisms under Directive 2000/29/EC.  


  • Aphis craccivora
  • Aphis gossypii
  • Banana bract mosaic virus
  • Pentalonia nigronervosa
  • Rhopalosiphum maidis


  • Musa


Type File Size
Pest Risk Analysis Link to file

PRA Area

  • EU
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • Reunion
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden