Anguina graminis




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              Anguina graminis (Hardy, 1850) Filijev, 1936


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Morphology and Anatomy:


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Economic Importance:

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Leaf galls on Festuca.



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Festuca rubra.

The following are listed as hosts in various literature sources:

Agrostis sp. Bent Grass
Agrostis stolonifera Creeping Bent Grass


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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Leaf galls  induced by  Anguina graminis on Festuca rubra L. are exploited by Rathayibacter festucae  (type strain VKM Ac-1390(T) UCM Ac-619(T)) which is a coryneform actinomycete. Rathayibacter festucae is easily recognized among other yellow-pigmented rathayibacters because of its rose-orange-colored colonies (Dorofeeva et al., 2002).

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Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:

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Dorofeeva LV, Evtushenko LI, Krausova VI, Karpov AV, Subbotin SA, Tiedje JM. 2002. Rathayibacter caricis sp nov and Rathayibacter festucae sp nov., isolated from the phyllosphere of Carex sp and the leaf gall induced by the nematode Anguina graminis on Festuca rubra L., respectively. International J. Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 52:1917-1923.

Goodey, J. B., M. T. Franklin, and D. J. Hooper. 1965. T. Goodey's: The Nematode Parasites of Plants Catalogued Under Their Hosts. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, Farnham Royal, Bucks, England. Third Edition


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