Meloidogyne aegracyperi




Rev 09/12/2022

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        Meloidogyne aegracyperi Eisenback, Holland, Schroeder, Thomas, Beacham, Handon, Paes-Takahashi & Vieira, 2019


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Morphology and Anatomy:

Ref: Eisenback et al., 2019



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

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Type locality of the species is the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA in an onion field on purple nutsedge (Rincon/Hatch Hwy 185, onion field, N32 39.431 W107 07.801).

Etymology of the species name is deriveds from :"diseased Cyperus",

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Type Host:: Purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus).

.Major hosts are yellow and purple nutsedge (Cyperus esculentus and C. rotundus). Perennial ryegrass, wheat, bentgrass, and barley are also hosts.

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Life Cycle:

Egg masses retained within root galls.

Males are uncommon suggesting that reproduction is primarily pathenogenetic.

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Eisenback, J.D., Holland, L.A., Schroeder, J., Thomas, S.H., Beacham, J.M., Handon, S.F., Paes-Takahashi, V.S., Vieira, P. 2019. Meloidogyne aegracyperi n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), a root-knot nematode parasitizing yellow and purple nutsedge in New Mexico. J. Nematology 51:DOI: 10.21307/jofnem-2019-07

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Revised: September 12, 2022.