Meloidogyne carolinensis




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        Meloidogyne carolinensis Eisenback, 1982

Melodigyne carolinensis was originall studied, and the name provided in an unpublished PhD thesis by Foc (1967).  The formal description of the species was later developed  and extended by Eisenback (1982).

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Described from blueberry plantings in North Carolina, USA.

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.Type Host: highbush blueberry cv Wolcott verived from hybrids of Vaccinium corymbosum and V. lamareekii. Other blueberry species and hybrids, also Rhododendron are reported as hosts (Subbotin et al., 2021.

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Eisneback, J.D. 1982, Description of the blueberry root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne carolinensis n.sp. J. Nematology 14:303-317.

Fox, J.A. 1967.  Biological studies on the blueberry root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne carolinensis n.sp.) PhD thesis, Northe Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA.

Subbotin, S.A., Palomares-Rius, J.E., Castillo, P. 2021. Systematics of Root-knot Nematodes (Nematoda: Meloidoginidae). . Nematology Monograpshs and Perspectives Vol 14. (D.J. Hunt and R.J. Perry, eds).

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Revised: September 12, 2022.