EPPO Global Database

Ralstonia solanacearum race 2(PSDMS2)

Distribution details in Ecuador

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2013
From CABI Disease map 784 (1999): Absent, unreliable record
Comments
In October 2013, in a plantain farm in El Carmen canton in Manabí, Ecuador, the occurrence of wilted plants of cv. Barraganete with necrosis in vascular tissue of rhizomes and pseudostem was observed. Laboratory and pathogenicity tests confirmed the identity of the pathogen. It is considered that the disease has probably been introduced with infected banana material imported from Colombia.
References
* Delgado R, Morillo E, Buitrón J, Bustamante A, Sotomayor I (2014) First report of Moko disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum race 2 in plantain (Musa AAB) in Ecuador. New Disease Reports 30, 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2014.030.023
------- First confirmed record.

* From CPPC (1990s)
------- Present, no details. This record was considered as a doubtful record on the CABI map 784 of 1999.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Colombia Present, no details view...
Peru Present, no details view...