Key to the genera of the family Tylenchidae
Monodelphic, spermatheca not offset from contour
of ovary and uterus.
Males present, amphimixis
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Widely in Europe: France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland, Hungary (Bert
and Geraert, 2000).
Probably fairly small.
Ectoparasites of plant roots, root hairs, algae, etc.
Yeates et al. (1993a) described Tylenchus as plant feeders (algal, lichen
(algal or fungal component), or moss feeders that feed by piercing), or
Yeates et al. (1993b): classified Tylenchus
spp. as "plant associated", indicating that they were found in the
rhizospheres of plants.
Relatively slight, small stylets penetrating only thin cell walls.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
Yeates, G.W., Bongers, T., Goede, R.G.M. de, Freckman, D.W., Georgieva, S.S.
(1993a), Feeding habits in soil nematode families and genera - an outline for
soil ecologists, Journal of Nematology, 25 (3): 315-331.
Yeates, G.W., Wardle, D.A., Watson, R.N. (1993b),
Relationships between nematodes, soil microbial biomass and weed-management
strategies in maize and asparagus cropping systems, Soil Biology and
Biochemistry, 25, 869-876.