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Scutylenchus rugosus (Siddiqi, 1963) Siddiqi, 1979
Scutylenchus rugosus has been classified in the genera
Tylenchorhynchus and Merlinius by various authors. However,
the genus Scutylenchus is currently considered valid (Hashemi and
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Reported from various European and Asian countries.
Damaging to wheat in parts of Iran.
A migratory ectoparasite of plant roots.
Patches of weak and yellow wheat seedlings in fields in Iran where wheat was
planted after maize. Maize is a susceptible host (Hashemi and Karegar, 2018).
Hashemi, K. and Karegar, A. 2018.
Host suitability of common agricultural crops to Scutylenchus rugosus (Siddiqi,
1963) Siddiqi, 1979 in Iran, with a focus on wheat and maize. Nematology
Hashemi, K., Karegar, A.,
Hamzehzarghani, H. 2020. Population dynamics of
Scutylenchus rugosus under cultivation of maize and wheat
and survival in dry fallow conditions. Nematology 22: 1079-1089.
Siddiqi, M.R. (2000). Tylenchida: parasites of
plants and insects, 2nd edition. Wallingford, UK, CAB International