Paratylenchus nainianus Edward & Misra, 1963
Small plant-parasitic nematodes, 0.21 0.35 mm long.
Head swith extremely fine striation.
Stylet relatively short for the genus (21-35um)
Vulva located around 80% of body length. Monovsarial, ovary
Tail short and bluntly rounded
Similar size range to female.
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Originally described from Indi abut also reported from several regions of
the world, mainly on roots of grapevines and other perennial plants.
Ectoparasite on plant roots.
Apparently sexually reproducing based on presence of males and spermateca
filled with sperm.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
Edward, J. C., and S. L. Misra. 1963. Paratylenchus nainianus n. sp.
(Nematoda: Criconematidae) from Uttar Pradesh, India. Nematologica 9:215-217
Raski, D.J. 1975. Revision of the Genus Paratylenchus Micoletzky, 1922 and
Descriptions of New Species. Part II of Three parts. J. Nematology 7