Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Banana streak virus (BSV) 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 streak virus (BSV) with French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion considered as endangered area.
BSV is a virus in the genus Badnavirus, family Caulimoviridae, which infects banana and plantain. Banana streak virus is no longer the name for a unique virus since several distinct species, in what is now a BSV-complex, have recently been identified. In this document BSV covers all known species and strains in the BSV-complex.
The overall conclusion of the Panel is that BSV is appropriate for analysis of risk management options and is thus potentially eligible for addition to the list of harmful organisms of Directive 2000/29/EC.
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