Meloidogyne indica




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        Meloidogyne indica Whitehead, 1968


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Morphology and Anatomy:

Meloidogyne indica

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.Type Host: Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

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Neem seedlings (Azadirachta indica) parasitized by M. indica had yellowing leaves and stunted root growth. Roots were heavily galled, mostly along the tap root, and there were fewlateral branches.

Meloidogyne. indica isolated from neem also infected citrus seedlings with galls and egg masses evident 35 days after inoculation (Phani et al., 2018).

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Phani, V. Satyapal Bishnoi, Amita Sharma, Keith G. Davies, Uma Rao. 2018. Characterization of Meloidogyne indica (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae) Parasitizing Neem in India, with a Molecular Phylogeny of the Species. J. Nematology DOI: 10.21307/jofnem-2018-015.

Whitehead, A.G. 1968. Taxonomy of Meloidogyne (Nematodea: Heteroderidae) with descriptions of four new species. Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 31: 263�401.

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Revised: August 30, 2022.