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EFSA Scientific Opinion on Pest risk assessment made by France on Mycosphaerella eumusae considered by France for French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion


This  document  presents  the  opinion  of  the  Panel  on  Plant  Health  on  the  simplified  pest  risk  assessment conducted by France on Mycosphaerella eumusae with Guadeloupe and Martinique considered as endangered area. 

Three  related  fungal  species  within  the  genus  Mycosphaerella  induce important  leaf  spot  diseases on Musa spp.: Mycosphaerella eumusae, M. musicola and M. fijiensis are responsible for  eumusae  leaf  spot  disease, Sigatoka  leaf  spot  disease  and  black  leaf  streak  disease,  respectively. 

M .fijiensis  and  M.  musicola  are  known  to  cause  serious  economic damage on  banana. M.  eumusae  is  a  recently  described  species  and  was  first detected  in  a  survey  carried  out in 1992-1995 in south and south-east Asia to determine the distribution of M. fijiensis and M.  musicola.  The  pathogen has  now  been  found  in  India,  Malaysia,  Mauritius,  Nigeria,  Réunion,  Sri Lanka,  Thailand  and  Vietnam,  but  its  distribution  may  be  greater  than currently reported because of similarities of symptoms with the other Mycosphaerella leaf spot diseases. 

M. eumusae is not known to be present in the PRA area of Guadeloupe and Martinique


  • Pseudocercospora eumusae


  • Musa


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PRA Area

  • EU
  • Guadeloupe
  • Martinique
  • 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