BBTD spread in Cameroon 2009-2017

This project on BBTD was undertaken under the RTB , the Alliance for BBTV control in Africa and TCP project of FAO which aim of understanding epidemiology of BBTD, delineation of the area of BBTV spread, contain the virus toward recovering banana production in SSA. Bananas and plantains (Musa spp) are important staple and cash crops in Cameroon. The crop production is threatened since 2008 by the banana bunchy top disease (BBTD) caused by the Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) first detected in Ambam district in Southern Cameroon. This study was conducted to assess the status of disease spread in Cameroon and the genetic diversity of BBTV in Cameroon. Field surveys were conducted in four seasons: 2009-10, 2012, 2013-14 and 2016-17 in Cameroon and phylogenetic studies done on BBTV isolates obtained from BBTV-infected samples collected during surveys.


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Creator Ngatat, Sergine
Creator Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Creator ID Type ORCID
Creator ID 0000-0002-5786-3865
Subject Vocab (AGROVOC/GACS/CAB) Spreadability,Banana,Maize Streak Virus Resistance
Subject(s) BBTD,BBTV,Prevalence,Incidence diversity,BBTD incidence,Virus distribution,Virus detection
Publisher International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Person Hanna, Rachid; Doumtsop, armand; Lienou, Jules
Contributor Role Supervisor
Contributor Project Lead Organisation Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor Project Lead Center International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contributor CRP CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Banana(RTB)
Contributor Partner Not applicable
Contributor Donor Root, Tubers and Banana; Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Contributor Project Root, Tubers and Banana
Project ID
Contributor Affiliation International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Open-Access status Open Access
Production Date 2020-02-24
Embargo End Date 2022-02-24
Content Type Dataset
File Format csv
Identifier Type DOI
Identifier Citation
Source Root, Tubers and Banana
Language English
Relation Not applicable
Agroecological Zone Humid warm tropics
Coverage Region Central Africa
Coverage country Cameroon
Coverage Admin Unit Not applicable
Coverage Y (Latitude) 3.87427
Coverage X (Longitude) 11.462
Coverage Start Date 2009-04-30
Coverage End Date 2017-01-20
Contact Ngatat, Sergine; International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Contact Email
Restriction CC-BY 4.0
Email Permission Not applicable
Rights CC-BY 4.0