Mesoanguina amsinckiae




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              Mesoanguina amsinckiae (Steiner & Scott, 1935) Chizhov & Subbotin, 1985


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Morphology and Anatomy:


Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:

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Economic Importance:

D-rated pest in California Nematode Pest Rating System.

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Amsinckia (fiddleneck).

The following are listed as hosts in various literature sources:

The following are listed as non-hosts in various literature sources:
Amsinckia gloriosa, Fiddleneck
Amsinckia intermedia  F&M, Common Fiddleneck
Amsinckia lycopsoides, Fiddleneck
Amsinckia menziesii
Amsinckia douglasiana
Amsinckia lunaris
Amsinckia spectabilis
Amsinckia tessellata
Amsinckia vernicosa


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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Causes leaf galls and distortion, reduces photosynthetic efficiency and plant vigor; renders infected plants less competitive as weeds (Dan Pantone investigated this nematode as a potential biocontrol agent).

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Chizhov, V.N. & Subbotin, S.A. 1985. [Revision of the nematode from the subfamily Anguininae (Nematoda, Tylenchida) on the basis of their biological characteristics]. Zoologichesky Zhurnal 64: 1476- 1486 (in Russian).

Cid del Prado Vera, I., Chizhov, V.N., Subbotin, S.A. 2018. Molecular characterisation of gall-forming nematodes, MesoMesoanguina amsinckiae and Mesoanguina danthoniae (Anguinidae: Tylenchida) from California, USA . Russian Journal of Nematology 26:109-113.

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