Other banana wilt diseases
diseases: External symptoms of Moko disease, blood disease and Xanthomonas wilt
are often similar to that of Panama disease. However, leaf yellowing in these
diseases often start with the youngest to the older leaves, which is different
to the progression of plants affected by Foc. Also, a yellow ooze is exuded in
plant tissue affected by bacteria.
Pythium root rot and Armillaria rot can also display
symptoms similar to Fusarium wilt. Pythium root rot is uncommon and limited to
young plants in wet environments, whereas Armillaria root rot is often localised
to a few plants, and shows white fungal tissue in affected plant material.