Dropseed Gall Nematode
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Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Recorded from Idaho, USA forming seed galls in sand dropseed grass
Sporobolus cryptandrus (Poaceae) (Barrantes-Infante et al., 2018)..
ovoid galls on stems, leaves and rarely in flower heads (Barrantes-Infante et
Seed gall nematodes are quarantine pesets in many countries.
Induces seed development into black galls.
Galls contain as many as 9 adults and numerous eggs and juveniles (Van
den Berg, 1985).
Seed gall nematodes are frequently associated with bacterial pathogens of the
potentially a vector of a new species of Rathayibacter that
causwes bacterial head blight of Sporobolus
of the collections of sand dropseed galls collected in Idaho that were positive
included light-colored seed galls tcontaining nearlyy pure cultures of a
Gram-positive bacterium that were identified as
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Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
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