Bunchy top - mottled inflorescence

Bunchy top - mottled inflorescence
Caption: Mottled inflorescence of a banana plant infected with the Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) at a late stage of developement (banana plants that are infected when they are young do not usually flower). The mottling pattern is formed by the veins of the bracts displaying the discontinuous streaks that resemble the 'morse code' symptom on petioles and leaves.
Keywords: Disease, Symptoms, Bunchy top, Viral disease, BBTV, Pests and diseases
Date shot: May 2011
Country: Hawaii, USA
Region: Oceania
Photographer: Nelson, Scot / University of Hawaii
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