Meloidogyne inornata




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        Meloidogyne inornata Lordello, 1956

Synonymized with M. incognita by Jepson ,(1987) and Eisenback and Triantaphyllou (1991) based on morphological features.  However, a comprehensive study by Carneiro et al (2008) confirmed the validoty of M. inornata (Subbtin et al.,2021).


Meloidogyne incognita inornata (Lordello, 1956)

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Morphology and Anatomy:

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Brazil, Guatemala

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Feeding site establishment and development typical of genus. 

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Type Host: soybean (Glycine max)

Soybean, Coffee

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M. inornata   Root galling

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Carneiro, R.M.d.G., Mendes, M. de L., Almeida, M.R.A., Dos Santos, M.F.A., Gomes, A.C.M.M., Karssen, G. 2008. Additional information on Meloidogyne inornata Lordello, 1956 (Tylenchida: Meloidogynidae) and its characterisation as a valid species. Nematology 10:123-136.

Eisenback, J.D. and Triantaphyllou, H.H. 1991. Rootknot nematode: Meloidogyne spp. and races. In: Nickle, W.R. (Ed.). Manual of Agricultural Nematology. New York, NY, USA, Marcel Dekker Inc., pp. 191-274.

Jepson, S.B. 1987. Identificalion of root-knot nematodes (Melaoidogyne species). Wallingford, UK, CABI.\

Loredllo, L.G.E. 1956. Meloidogyne inornat sp.n. a serious pest of soybean in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Nematoda: Heteroderidae). Revue Brasileira de Biologi 16:65-70.

Lordello, L.G.E. 1986  Plant-parasitic nematodes that attack coffee. Pp 33-41 in Anon.  Plant-parasitic nematodes of bananas, citrus, coffee, grapes and tobacco. Union Carbide Corp.

Subbotin, S.A., Palomares-Rius, J.E., Castillo, P. 2021. Systematics of Root-knot Nematodes (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae). Nemaology Monographs and Perspectives Vol 14. Brill, Leiden. 857p.

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Revised: August 30, 2022.