Pratylenchus mediterraneus




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           Pratylenchus mediterraneus Corbett, 1983


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Morphology and Anatomy:

An amphimictic Pratylenchus species.


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

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Pratylenchus mediterraneus is reported and described from the rhizosphere and roots of apple trees (Malus domestica) n Himachal, Pradesh, India.

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Economic Importance:

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    Migratory endoparasite.    

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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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Pratylenchus mediterraneus is reported to survive desiccation for up to 7-8 months without losing infectivity to hosts (Glazer & Orion, 1983).

Reported to complete the life cycle in 4 weeks when feeding on potato root tips.

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Corbett, D.C.M. (1983). Three new species of Pratylenchus with a redescription of P. andinus Lordello, Zamith & Boock, 1961 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae). Nematologica 29:390-403.

Glazer,1. & Orion, D. (1983). Srudies on anhydrobiosis of Pralylenchus lhornei. J. Nemalol., 15 : 333-338.

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Copyright 1999 by Howard Ferris.
Revised: November 19, 2019.