Meloidogyne indica

 

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Rev 08/30/2022

Indian Citrus Root-knot Nematode Classification Hosts
Morphology and Anatomy Life Cycle
Return to Meloidogyne Menu Economic Importance Damage
Distribution Management
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Classification:

      Tylenchida
       Tylenchina
        Tylenchoidea
         Heteroderidae
          Meloidogyninae

        Meloidogyne indica Whitehead, 1968

 

Review general characteristics of the genus Meloidogyne.

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Meloidogyne indica

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

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Distribution:

 

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Economic Importance:

 

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Feeding:

 

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Hosts:

.Type Host: Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)

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Life Cycle:

 

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Damage:

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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Management:

Resistance

Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:

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References:

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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Copyright © 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: August 30, 2022.