(Thorne, 1949) Loof & Oostenbrink, 1958
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Migratory ectoparasitic species.
On agar plates. R. uniformis was attracted to plant roots and
fed first on epidermal cells and root hairs. Cell walls were pierced by
multiple thrusts of the stylet. Later, the stylet penetrated beyond the
epidermis and the nematodes fed by extracting the contents of cortical cells.
Pumping of the esophageal bulb commenced after the stylet was protruded into the
cell. The nematodes did not enter the roots. Cells fed upon by the nematode
became shriveled and necrotic. Feeding in the same location continued for
up to several days. (Clinkenberg, 1963).
Carrot and others
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
Klinkenberg, C.H. 1963. Observations On the Feeding Habits of Rotylenchus
uniformis, Pratylenchus crenatus, P. penetrans, Tylenchorhynchus dubius and
Hemicycliophora similis. Nematologica 9:502-506.
Seinhorst, J. W., and J. Koslowska. 1977. Damage to carrots by
Rotylenchus uniformis, with a discussion on the cause of increase of
tolerance during the development of the plant. Nematologica 23:1-23.