Pratylenchus japonicus




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           Pratylenchus japonicus (Ryss, 1988) Mizukubo, Orui & Minagawa, 1997

Originally described as Pratylenchus macrostylus japonicus by Ryss, (1988).

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Morphology and Anatomy:

  • Morphologically distinguished from P. macrostylus mainly by the shorter stylet.
  • Males unknown.

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

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Pratylenchus japonicus is recorded as a nematode parasite of trees, such as Quercus spp., Eriobotrya japonica Lindley, and Prunus sp., in Kyushu and Honshu. Japan (Mizukubo et al., 1997).

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Economic Importance:

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    Migratory endoparasite.    

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Life Cycle:

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Mizukubo, T., Orui, Y., Minagawa, N. 1997. Morphology and molecular characteristics of Pratylenchus japonicus (Ryss, 1988) n. stat,(Nematoda: Pratylenchidae). Esakia 37:203-214.

Ryss, A. Yu., 1988. Kornevye paraziticheskie nematody semeistva Pratylenchidctr (Tylenchida) mirovoi fauny. [World Fauna of the Root Parasitic Nematodes of‘ the Family Pratylenchidae (Tylenchida).] Leningrad. USSR. 367 pp. (In Russian).


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Copyright 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: June 01, 2021.