Meloidogyne lopezi

 

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Rev 12/11/2019

Costa Rica Root-knot Nematode Classification Hosts
Morphology and Anatomy Life Cycle
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Classification:

      Tylenchida
       Tylenchina
        Tylenchoidea
         Heteroderidae
          Meloidogyninae

        Meloidogyne lopezi Humphreys-Pereira, Flores-Chavez, Gomez, Salazar, Gomez-Alpizar & Elling, 2014

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Morphology and Anatomy:

Female:

  • Body ovoid to saccate; lip region slightly offset; amphid apertures elongate.
  • Stylet knobs oval, sloping posteriorly.
  • Perineal pattern with moderately high arch, rounded to squarish.  Punctations and striae absent in pattern.

Male:

  • Morphology typical of genus.
  • Stylet robust, cone longer than shaft

 

Meloidogyne lopezi is distinguished from other Meloidogyne species by isozyme profiles and mitochondrial DNA analysis (Humphreys-Pereira et al., 2014).

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

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Distribution:

Reported from southern Costa Rica.

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Economic Importance:

 

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Feeding:

 

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Hosts:

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Life Cycle:

 

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Damage:

Causes numerous small galls on roots of coffee (Coffea arabica cv Catuai).  Each gall with a single female with egg mass on root surface.

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Management:

Resistance

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

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References:

Humphreys-Pereira, D.A., Flores-Chavez, L., Gomez, M., Salazar, L. Gomez-Alpizar, L.E., Elling, A.A. 2014. Meloidogyne lopezi n.sp. (Nematode: Meloidogynidae, a new root-knot nematode….. Nematology 16:643-661.

 

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Copyright © 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: December 11, 2019.