Plant Parasitic
Nematodes

AN INTRODUCTION

 
 
 
 
 

Webmaster: Daniel Snyder

Last Edited: May 30, 2002

 

Genus Pratylenchus

Lession Nematode

Most important species:

P. penetrans (400 hosts),
P. vulnus (fruit trees and ornamentals),
P. brachyrus (peanut, soybean),
P. zea (corn),
P. coffee (coffee),
P. scribneri (most widely distributed in US)

  • Worldwide distribution
  • Wide host range
  • Very destructive- extensive tissue necrosis (lesions)

The APSnet site on Lession Nematodes