Phytoplasmas were detected by nested and real
time PCR from wilted cooking banana plants in Solomon
Islands close to the border with Papua New Guinea (PNG).
These phytoplasmas and two similar phytoplasmas found
adjacent in PNG formed a group from the Solomon Island
archipelago indistinguishable from each other by sequence
analysis. These and similar phytoplasmas from the island of
New Guinea were most closely related to phytoplasmas in