ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 62 Number 2
Research Papers
Identification and distribution of strains of Pseudomonas solanacearum E.F. Smith causing moko disease in Guyana
Frank D. McDonald
The presence in Guyana of the B strain of the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas solanacearum E.F. Smith causing 'moko' disease on plantain (Musa Group AAB) and banana (Musa Group AAA) is reported here for the first time. The mechanically transmitted B strain has been found to be widespread on plantain and banana in Guyana; the insect-transmitted SFR strain of the pathogen is found exclusively on the island of Wakenaam.
Keywords: Pseudomonas solanacearum; B strain; SFR strain