PestDisPlace Reporter: Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV)
SLCMV is one of several viruses that cause Cassava Mosaic Disease (CMD), a major disease of cassava in Africa and Asia. This particular virus isolate was reported for the first time in Sri Lanka in 1998, and its most recent emergence registered in 2015, in Southeast Asia. The PestDisPlace Reporter map below, shows the current information available on the occurrence of CMD caused by SLCMV. In all cases, the virus now reported in Southeast Asia, is more than 93% identical in nucleotide sequence to isolates from the South of India and Sri Lanka.
PestDisPlace Reporter: Fusarium Wilt (Foc TR4)
Banana production is seriously threatened by a new strain of Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. cubense (Foc), the tropical race 4 (TR4). This soil-borne fungus causes a disease called Fusarium Wilt (FW), in a diverse range of banana varieties including Cavendish clones and is no longer restricted to East and Southeast Asia. The transboundary spread of this pathogen is of great concern now in Africa and the Americas. The PestDisPlace Reporter map below, shows the current information available on the occurrence and early warining reports of FW caused by Foc TR4.