Plant Disease (2009) 93, p. 1076 (Oben et al.)

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T.T. Oben, R. Hanna, J. Ngeve, O.J. Alabi, R.A. Naidu and P. Lava Kumar (2009)
Occurrence of banana bunchy top disease caused by the Banana bunchy top virus on banana and plantain (Musa sp.) in Cameroon
Plant Disease 93 (10), 1076-1076
Abstract: During 2008, banana- and plantain-producing regions of Cameroon were surveyed for the presence of Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV). DNA was extracted from 520 plants and tested by PCR with primers specific for a conserved domain of the BBTV DNA-R segment. A 240-bp DNA fragment specific to the virus was amplified in 31 samples. The presence of BBTV was further confirmed by nucleotide sequencing.
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Database assignments for author(s): Olufemi J. Alabi, Rayapati A. Naidu

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Banana bunchy top virus Banana/plantain (Musa) Cameroon