•ELISA is a test based upon an antibody reaction to the
BBTV virus particles in the banana plant sap (ELISA = Enzyme-linked
•The ELISA test is a color change reaction to banana plant
sap.Obtain from sections of
suspect banana leaves as shown at right.Yellow indicates a
positive reaction and that BBTV is present in the plant sap.
•The University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension
Service can perform this test for a fee.