Longidorus attenuatus




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           Longidorus attenuatus Hooper, 1961

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Morphology and Anatomy:


Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:

Ref: Hooper, 1961
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Described originally from UK; reported from artichoke in Apulia, Italy, also reported from other areas in Europe.


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Economic Importance:

Transmission of Italian latent virus in artichoke in Apulia, Italy.


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Ectoparasite on roots.

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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Virus particles of artichoke latent virus adhere to the odontostyle and are transmitted during feeding (Taylor et al., 1976).

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Hooper, D. J., 1961. A rdescription of Longidorus Elongatus (De Man, 1876) Thorne & Swanger, 1936, (Nematoda, Dorylaimidae) and descriptions of five new species of Longidorus from Great Britain. Nematologica 6: 237-257.

Taylor, C.E. Roberston, W.M. Roca, F. 1976. Specific association of artichoke Italian latent virus with the odontostyle of its velcor, Longidorus attenuatus. Nematologia Mediterranea 4:23-30.
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