EFSA Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 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 Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 with French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion considered as endangered area.
Ralstonia solanacearum (Smith, 1896) Yabuuchi et al., 1996 race 2 is the causal agent of a lethal disease of dessert banana (Musa spp.), plantain (Musa spp.) and Heliconia spp. plants known as Moko bacterial wilt. It is also the cause of a fruit rot of the cooking banana cultivars ‘Cardaba’ and ‘Saba’ (ABB genome) in the Philippines known as bugtok or tapurok.
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- French Guiana
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom