Heterodera medicaginis

 

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Classification:

Tylenchida
       Tylenchina
        Tylenchoidea
         Heteroderidae
          Heteroderinae

           Heterodera medicaginis Kirjanova & Krall, 1971

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Morphology and Anatomy:

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Distribution:


Described from Russia on alfalfa in 1971.  Bar-coding evidence indicates that the nematode also occurs on alfalfa in Kansas and Montana, USA (Powers et al., 2018).


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Hosts:

Alfalfa but not soybeans, toamato or corn.
 
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References:

Gerber, K. and Maas, P. W. T. 1982. A redescription of Heterodera medicaginis Kirjanova. Nematologica 28:94�100.

Powers, T., Skantar, A., Harris, T., Higgins, R., Mullin, P., Hafz, S., Handoo, Z., Todd, T. Powers, K. 2019. DNA barcoding evidence for the North American presence of alfalfa cyst nematode, Heterodera medicaginis. J. Nematology 51: DOI: 10.21307/jofnem-2019-016

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