Pratylenchus parafloridensis




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           Pratylenchus parafloridensis De Luca, Troccoli, Duncan, Subbotin, Waeyebbberge, Moens & Inserra. 2010.


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Morphology and Anatomy:

An amphimictic Pratylenchus species, boyh females and males occur.



  • Ref: De Luca et al., 2010

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


  • Common in field populations.
  • Body sslightly smaller than female.
  • Stylet more slender and shorter than in female, with rounded knobs.
  • Esophageal gland lobe overlapping intestine
  • Lateral field with four, smooth lines.
  • Tail conical, rather short.
  • Testis outstretched.
  • Spicules arcuate, slender, weakly cephalated, gubernaculum simple, slightly arcuate.
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Pratylenchus parafloridensis has been found in roots of Maidencane (Panicum hemitomon) roots collected from a pasture land  Hillsborough, Florida, USA . The soil type is sandy and the climate is subtropical.

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Economic Importance:

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    Migratory endoparasite of plant roots.    

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Life Cycle:

Ecophysiological Parameters:

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

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De Luca, F., A. Troccoli, L.W. Duncan, S.A. Subbotin, L. Waeyebbberge, M. Moens, R.N. Inserra. 2010. Characterization of a population of Pratylenchus hippeastri from bromeliads and description of its related new species, P. floridensis n. sp. and P. parafloridensis n. sp. from grasses in Florida. Nematology 12: 847-868.


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