Meloidogyne aegracyperi Eisenback, Holland, Schroeder, Thomas,
Beacham, Handon, Paes-Takahashi & Vieira, 2019
Review general characteristics of the genus Meloidogyne.
Ref: Eisenback et al., 2019
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
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",
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
Egg masses retained within root galls.
Males are uncommon suggesting that reproduction is primarily
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:
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