Meloidogyne suginamiensis




Rev 09/06/2022

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        Meloidogyne suginamiensis Toida & Yaegashi, 1984

The species is named for the type locality, Suginami in Japan

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Meloidogyne suginamiensis differs from M. mali in that the female perineal pattern has a slightly squarish outline, wavy striae (vs. oval outline, smooth striae in M. mali); the shorterand broader tail of the second-stage larvae (24- 33,um vs. 30-34um and 30-40,2um long of the original description and of the populations of M. mali from mulberry, respectively).
It also differs from M. mali in characteristics of the face view of the J2 and males.


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Described from galled mulberry roots in Japan but frequently detected in China in roots of seedlings of maple (Acer palmatum) imported from Japan (Gu et al., 2019).

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Type Host: Mulberry (Morus alba).

Described from mulberry (Morus alba) other woody perennials and also herbaceous plants.  The latter distinguishes if from M. mali which is also reported from mulberry and woody perennials such as apple but not from herbacesous plants (Toida and Yaegashi, 1984.

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Gu, J.F., Y. W. Fang, and L. L. Liu. 2019. First Report of the Suginami Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne suginamiensis, Infecting Maple Trees, Acer palmatum, from Japan. Plant Disease 104:294.

Toida, Y. and Yaegashi, Y. 1984. Description of Meloidogyne suginamiensis n. sp.(Nematoda: Meloidogynidae) from mulberry in Japan. Japanese J. Nemwatology 14: 49-57.

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Copyright © 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: September 06, 2022.