Heterodera rosii




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           Heterodera rosii Duggan & Brennan, 1962

A member of the Schachtii group of Heterodera.spp.


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Morphology and Anatomy:

General Characteristics of the Schachtii Group of Heterodera

Cysts lemon-shaped
Bullae well-developed
Underbridge well-developed
vulval slit long
J2 incisures 4
Dicotyledonous hosts

(Handoo and Subbotin, 2018; Subbotin et al., 2010, Subbotin et al. 2023)




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Reported from Ireland.

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Hosts of the Schachtii group of Heterodera spp. are usually dicotyledonous plants. Type host is Rumex crispus L. (curled dock)
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Duggan, J.J and Brennan, P.A. 1966. Heterodera rosii (Heteroderidae), a New Species of Cyst-Forming Nematode from Curled Dock (Rumex crispus L.).  Irish J. Agric. Research 5:113-120.

Handoo, Z.A., Subbotin, S.A. 2018. Taxonomy, identification and principal species. Chapter 15 in Perry, R.N. Moens, M., and Jones, J.T.(eds)  Cyst Nematodes. CAB International.

Subbotin, S,A., Mundo-Ocampo, M., Baldwin, J.G. 2010. Systematics of Cyst Nematodes (Nematode: Heteroderinae). Nematology Monographs and Perspectives Volume 8B, D.J. Hunt and R.N. Perry (eds) Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands 512p

Subbotin, S.A., Roubtsova, T.V., Bostock, R.M., Maafi, Z.T., Chizhov, V.N., Palomares-Rius, J.E., Pablo Castillo, P. 2023. DNA barcoding, phylogeny and phylogeography of the cyst nematode species of the Schachtii group from the genus Heterodera (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae). Nematology (in press).

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