In Davao region, the country's major banana producer, lower output was caused by the moko disease
. Insufficient rainfall also resulted in smaller banana bunches during the fruiting stage from March to May, the PSA said.
The disease is always associated with Moko disease caused by Ralstonia solanacearum.
Keywords: Banana; Blood disease bacterium (BDB); Kelman's tetrazolium chloride (TZC); Moko disease; Ralstonia solanacearum
It is caused by blood disease bacterium (BDB, previously known as Psuedomonas celebensis) that exhibits similar symptoms with those infected by Moko disease (Fegan and Prior, 2006).
In Malaysia, bacterial wilt in banana is always associated with Moko disease (Zulperi and Sijam, 2014).
solanacearum that causes Moko disease, with the former is specific to banana (Kusumoto et al., 2004).
solanacearum that causes Moko disease (Supriadi, 2005).
Costales announced that India has formally lifted the import ban on Philippines which stemmed from shipments that were allegedly affected by Moko disease.
The import ban on Philippine abaca was in placed since September 11 due to one shipment, which contained first-class rope-grade abaca fiber, which allegedly lacked proper documentation and had Moko disease.