Pratylenchus pseudocoffeae




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           Pratylenchus pseudocoffeae Mizukubo, 1992

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Morphology and Anatomy:



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Originally described from Japan. later in Iran and Belgium.


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Economic Importance:

Causes damage to chrysanthemums, inmcluding root lesions, stunting and chlorosis of above-ground parts (Uesugi et al., 2012)

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    Migratory endoparasite.    

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Hosts include chrysanthemum, artemisia, aster and grasses (Uesugi et al., 2012).

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Causes damage to chrysanthemums, inmcluding root lesions, stunting and chlorosis of above-ground parts. Rates of population increase and damage to plants were especially high in chrysanthemum variety Jimba (Uesugi et al., 2012)

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Nematode-suppressive green manure rotation crops were generally resistant or poor hosts (Uesugi et al., 2012).

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Mizukubo, T. (1992) Pratylenchus pseudocoffeae n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from composite plants in Japan. Applied Entomology and Zoology 27, 437-444.

Uesugi,K., H. Iwahori, Y. Tateishi. 2012. Pathogenicity of Pratylenchus pseudocoffeae in chrysanthemum and its reproduction on 23 crops. Nematological Research 42:31-34


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Revised: April 03, 2021.