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Cover for Macropropagation of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> spp. in Burundi: a preliminary study.

Macropropagation is considered as a rapid means of producing, at a local level, numerous plantlets of preferred and/or improved Musa spp. cultivars at a putative low cost. The technology was evaluated in an on-station research-led experiment covering two contrasting agro-ecological sites in...

Author(s)
Lepoint, P.; Iradukunda, F.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Systemicity and speed of movement of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i> in the banana plant after garden tool-mediated infection.

Xanthomonas wilt caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum indiscriminately attacks all banana cultivars. Contaminated garden tools are one of the main modes of spread. Cultural practices are so far the most effective ways of controlling Xanthomonas wilt. However, they are laborious and...

Author(s)
Ocimati, W.; Ssekiwoko, F.; Buttibwa, M.; Karamura, E.; Tinzaara, W.; Eden-Green, S.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Banana Xanthomonas wilt management: effectiveness of selective mat uprooting coupled with control options for preventing disease transmission. Case study in Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum is a bacterium that causes Xanthomonas wilt of banana. It mainly spreads through contaminated garden tools, infected planting materials and insect vectors. Following infection, the bacterium spreads systemically throughout the plant, including the lateral...

Author(s)
Rutikanga, A.; Sivirihauma, C.; Murekezi, C.; Anuarite, U.; Ndungo, V.; Ocimati, W.; Ntamwira, J.; Lepoint, P.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effect of length of fallow period after total uprooting of a Xanthomonas wilt-infected banana field on infection of newly established planting materials: case studies from Rwanda and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Xanthomonas wilt of banana, caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum, is a devastating bacterial disease that can cause up to 100% yield loss when appropriate control measures are not implemented. Currently, cultural practices are the only recommended means for managing Xanthomonas wilt. No...

Author(s)
Sivirihauma, C.; Rutikanga, A.; Murekezi, C.; Blomme, G.; Anuarite, U.; Ocimati, W.; Lepoint, P.; Ndungo, V.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Xanthomonas wilt incidence in banana plots planted with asymptomatic suckers from a diseased field compared with plots using suckers from a disease-free zone in North Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Xanthomonas wilt has the potential to infect each and every mat in a field. The disease can spread by insect vector transmission, from planting material or through the use of contaminated garden tools. A fallow period of at least 6 months, or the cultivation of a non-host crop, is advised after the ...

Author(s)
Sivirihauma, C.; Ndungo, N.; Ocimati, W.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Agronomic practices for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> across different agro-ecological zones in Burundi, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.

The Great Lakes countries of East and Central Africa, including Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) are a secondary centre of Musa diversity, especially for East African highland bananas (Musa AAA-EA group) and plantains (ABB). Musa cultivation in this region is...

Author(s)
Ocimati, W.; Karamura, D.; Rutikanga, A.; Sivirihauma, C.; Ndungo, V.; Ntamwira, J.; Kamira, M.; Kanyaruguru, J. P.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Communication approaches for sustainable management of banana Xanthomonas wilt in East and Central Africa.

The East and Central African region has been devastated by a banana Xanthomonas wilt epidemic caused by Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum. Xanthomonas wilt is widespread in Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania, and has been confirmed as present in...

Author(s)
Tinzaara, W.; Karamura, E.; Blomme, G.; Jogo, W.; Ocimati, W.; Kubiriba, J.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Development of ELISA for the detection of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthomonas campestris</i> pv. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">musacearum</i>, the causal agent of BXW: banana Xanthomonas wilt.

Rabbit polyclonal antibodies (PAbs) were produced against a pure isolate of Xanthomonas campestris pv. musacearum (Xcm), which is the causal organism of banana Xanthomonas wilt (BXW) disease of banana (Musa spp.) in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Anti-Xcm PAbs were used to develop a direct...

Author(s)
Nakato, G. V.; Akinbade, S. A.; Kumar, P. L.; Bandyopadhyay, R.; Beed, F.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The beer banana value chain in central Uganda.

Beer banana farming systems in central Uganda are important for the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, especially for those that process the bananas into beer and spirits, but also for rural retailers that sell the products. We conducted an exploratory study focusing on the different actors...

Author(s)
Rietveld, A. M.; Mpiira, S.; Jogo, W.; Staver, C.; Karamura, E. B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642314)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Banana bunchy top.

Among diseases caused by viruses, banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) caused by Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) is considered to be the most serious disease affecting banana crops worldwide. This chapter describes the current distribution, transmission and aphid vector (Pentalonia nigronervosa) of...

Author(s)
Célestin, N.; Omondi, A. B.; Blomme, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
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