Pratylenchus oleae




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           Pratylenchus oleae Palomares-Rius, Guesmi, Horrigue-Roaouani, Cantalapiedra-Navarrete & Liebanas, 2014.


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Morphology and Anatomy:

Asingle-sex Pratylenchus species, females only have been found..


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Pratylenchus oleae was found and is described from  roots of olive plants cv. Koroneiki in commercial fields at Ouled Chamekh (central Tunisia), and wild and cultivated olive (cv. Picual) plants in Agua Amarga (southern Spain).

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    Migratory endoparasite of plant roots.    

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Palomares-Rius, J.E., Guesmi, I.,Horrigue-Roaouani, N., Cantalapiedra-Navarrete, C., Liebanas, G. 2014. Morphological and molecular characterisation of Pratylenchus oleae n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) parasitizing wild and cultivated olives in Spain and Tunisia.  Europezn Journal of Plant Pathology 140:53-67.


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Revised: June 01, 2021.