Mesocriconema simile




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  • Tylenchida
  •       Criconematidae   

    Mesocriconema simile


    Criconemella simile, Criconemoides simile

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    Morphology and Anatomy:


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



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    Economic Importance:

    Associated with decline of peach trees in Maryland and New Jersey (Jaffee et al. 1987).



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       Varied hosts.
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    Life Cycle:

    Ecophysiological Parameters:

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    Pinkerton, J. N.; Forge, T. A.; Ivors, K. L.; Ingham, R. E..  1999. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with grapevines, Vitis vinifera, in Oregon vineyards. Journal of Nematology, 31:624-634.

    Brzeski, M., Y.E. Choi and P.A.A. Loof. 2002a.  Compendium of the genus Criconemoides Taylor, 1936 (Nematoda: Criconematidae).  Nematology 4:325-339.

    Brzeski, M., P.A.A. Loof and Y.E. Choi . 2002b.  Compendium of the genus Mesocriconema Andrássy, 1965 (Nematoda: Criconematidae).  Nematology 4:341-360.

    Cordero, M. A. Robert T. Robbins, Allen L. Szalanski. 2012. Taxonomic and Molecular Identification of Mesocriconema and Criconemoides Species (Nematoda: Criconematidae). J. Nematology 44: 399-426.

    Geraert, E. 2010. The Criconematidae of the World: Identification of the Family Criconematidae. Academia Press, Gent. 615p.

    Loof, P.A.A and A. De Grisse. 1989. Taxonomic and nomenclatorial observations on the genus Criconemella De Grisse and Loof, 1965 sensu Luc and Raski, 1981. Med. Fac. Landn. Rijksuniv. Gent. 54:53-74.

    Raski & Luc, Rev.  Nematol. 10:409-444 (1987)


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