Pratylenchus bolivianus




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           Pratylenchus bolivianus Corbett, 1983

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Morphology and Anatomy:


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

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Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Florida and elsewhere.  Has been moved with the import/export of ornamental plants.

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Economic Importance:

Important pest of ornamentals, especially ferns, in Florida and elsewhere.  Probably frequently has been  incorrectly reported as P. penetrans but has a longer stylet and different lip morphology (Troccoli et al., 2016).

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    Migratory endoparasite.    

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Sword ferns, fleather-leaf ferns. flax lily and others.

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Life Cycle:

Appears to occur in amphimictic populations (sexually reproducing, males present) and parthenogenetic populations (males absent) (Troccoli et al., 2016).

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Phytosanitary inspection to reduce dispersal through production, trade and marketing of ornamental plants.

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

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Troccoli, A., Subbotin, S.A., Chitambar, J.J., Janssen, T., Waeyenberge, L., Stanley, J.D., Duncan, L.W., Agudelo. P., Munera, G.E., Franco, J., Inserra, R.N. 2016. Characterisation of amphimictic and parthenogenetic populations of Pratylenchus bolivianus Corbett, 1983 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) and their phylogenetic relationships with closely related species. Nematology 18:651-678.

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Revised: June 01, 2021.