Hemicriconemoides litchi




Rev 05/13/2022

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           Hemicriconemoides litchi Misra & Edwards, 1963

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Morphology and Anatomy:

  • Females withj close-fitting sheath
  • lip region bwith two annuli ,the first protruding outward
  • Frequently dorsally-curved stylet with rounded stylet knobs
  •  secretory-excretory pore located approximately seven annuli posterior to the end of pharynx
  •  oval spermatheca full of sperm; and tail with bluntly rounded tail tip

Ref: Nguyen et al., 2020


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Economic Importance:


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Ectoparasite of plant roots

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Life Cycle:

Abundant sperm in spermatheca suggest sexual reproduction.

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Nguyen, T.D., Nguyen, H.T., Le, T.M.L., Trinh, Q.P. 2020. First report of Hemicriconemoides litchi associated with Piper sarmentosum and revision of the genus Hemicriconemoides in Vietnam. J. Nematology 52: | DOI: 10.21307/jofnem-2020-074



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Copyright 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: May 13, 2022 .