Plant Parasitic
Nematodes

AN INTRODUCTION

 
 
 
 
 

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Last Edited: May 30, 2002

 

Ectoparasitic Plant Nematodes

Main Parasitic Genera

Belonolaimus Paratylenchus Criconemella
Helicotylinchus Trichodorus Hoplolaimus
Xiphinema Tylenchorhynchus Longidorus
Rotylenchus Scutellonema Hemicycliophora

Can be migratory or sedentary. Exist in soil and feed from exterior of root by inserting stylet into plant tissue.

Remain vermiform throughout lifecycle.

Nematodes that vector plant viruses

Shoot Parasitic Nematodes feed on above ground plant tissue stems, bulbs, leaves, seeds most endoparasitic