Meloidogyne moensi




Rev 09/12/2022

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        Meloidogyne moensi  Le, Nguyen, Nguyen, Liebanas, Nguyen, Trinh, 2019

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Morphology and Anatomy:



Ref Le, et al., 2019


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


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Described from Robusta coffee (Coffea canephora)  in the Western Highlands of Vietnam


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Economic Importance:

Nineteen species of Meloidogyne have been reported from coffee worldwide as of 2019 (Le et al., 2019).

M. africana M. hapla M. konaensis
M. arabicida M. incognita M. mayaguensis
M. arenaria M. inornata M. megadora
M. coffeicola M. izalcoensis M. moensi
M. daklakensis M. javanica M. oteifae
M. decalineata M. kikuyensis M. paranaensis
M. exigua    

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Feeding site establishment and development typical of genus. 

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Robusta coffee

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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Sedentary endoparasites.

Egg masses within galled coffee roots.

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Meloidogyne moensi  causes inconspicuous galls or slight swellings on coffee roots.  (Fig. 2n). Nutrient absorption is compromised by the infected root system, leading to stunting and chlorosis of the host plant. Coffee roots infected by have relatively small galls (1 – 2 mm diam.), each gall containing several females with egg masses retained  inside the gall (Le et al., 2019).

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

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Le, T.M.L., Nguyen, T.D., Nguyen, H.T., Liebanas, G., Nguyen, T.A.D., Trinh, Q.P. 2019. A new root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne moensi n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), parasitizing Robusta coffee from Western Highlands, Vietnam.  Helminthologia 56:229-246.

Subbotin, S.A., Rius, J.E.P. and Castillo, P., 2021. Systematics of Root-Knot Nematodes (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae). Brill. 857p.

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Revised: September 12, 2022.