Key to the genera of the family Tylenchidae
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Described from Poland.
Probably fairly small. Most reports are about occurrence and abundance
rather than documenting any effects on growth.
Ectoparasites of plant roots, root hairs, algae, etc.
Yeates et al. (1993a) described Tylenchus as plant feeders (algal, lichen
(algal or fungal component), or moss feeders that feed by piercing), or
Yeates et al. (1993b): classified Tylenchus
spp. as "plant associated", indicating that they were found in the
rhizospheres of plants.
Bert, W. and Geraert, E. 2000. Nematode species of the order Tylenchida,
new to the Belgian nematofauna with additional morphological data.
Belgian Journal of Zoology 130:47-57.
Yeates, G.W., Bongers, T., Goede, R.G.M. de, Freckman, D.W., Georgieva, S.S.
(1993a), Feeding habits in soil nematode families and genera - an outline for
soil ecologists, Journal of Nematology, 25 (3): 315-331.
Yeates, G.W., Wardle, D.A., Watson, R.N. (1993b),
Relationships between nematodes, soil microbial biomass and weed-management
strategies in maize and asparagus cropping systems, Soil Biology and
Biochemistry, 25, 869-876.