Pratylenchus gutierrezi




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           Pratylenchus gutierrezi Golden, Lopez & Vilchez, 1992

The species is named for Professor Gilberto Guti6rrez Z. whose career was dedicated to improving coffee production in his native Costa Rica Golden et al., 1992)..

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Morphology and Anatomy:

  • Lip region with 2 annules
  • Stylet knobs rounded and prominent
  • Lateral field with four incisures
  • Female monovarial, ovary outstretched, spermatheca present, vulva at > 80%. Post-uterine sac present.
  • Tail terminus striated.
  • Males present

Ref. Golden et al (1992)

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Described from coffee on the central plateau region of Costa Rica.

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Economic Importance:

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    Migratory endoparasite.    

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Golden, A.M. López, R. and  Vílchez, H. 1992. Description of Pratylenchus gutierrezi n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from Coffee in Costa Rica. J. Nematology 24:298-304.

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Revised: June 01, 2021.