Mesocriconema sphaerocephala




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  • Tylenchida
  •       Criconematidae    
             Mesocriconema sphaerocephala (Taylor, 1936) De Grisse and Loof, 1965


    Criconemoides sphaerocephalum Taylor, 1936
    Criconemoides citri Steiner, 1949
    Criconemoides georgii Prasad, Khan and Mathur, 1965
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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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    Reported from:

    West Indies, USA, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Guatemala, Central and West Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius, Congo, UAR, and widely in Europe

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    Economic Importance:

    D-rated pests in California.

    Economic importance unknown.

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    Wide host range. Grasses, trees, grains, vegetables, cotton.

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

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    CIH Descriptions of Plant-parasitic Nematodes, Set 2, No. 28 (1973)

    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 Andrassy, 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, D.J. and Luc, M. 1987. A reappraisal of Tylenchina (Nematoda) 10. The superfamily Criconematoidea Taylor, 1936. Revue de Nematologie 10:409-444.



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    Revised: December 18, 2023.