EPPO Global Database

Banana streak virus(BSV000)

Distribution details in Taiwan

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2008: Absent, pest eradicated
First recorded in: 1997
Eradication in: 1999
BSV was detected in 1997 in a germplasm collection and its surroundings (several fields in Southern Taiwan). However, from 1997 to 1999, eradication measures were taken and all infested banana plants were removed. The virus has no longer been found and is now considered absent from Taiwan (CABI correspondance with the NPPO of Taiwan, 2008-05).
* Su HJ, Hung TH, Wu ML (1997) First report of banana streak virus infecting banana cultivars (Musa spp.) in Taiwan. Plant Disease 81 (5), 550.