Nematodes associated with vineyards throughout Markazi Province (Arak), Iran
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In a survey conducted from April 2008 through October 2008, 21 nematode species were found associated with grapes in Markazi Province, Iran. These included: Aphelenchus avenae, Aphelenchoides limberi, Boleodorus thylactus, Criconema mutabile, Mesocriconema xenoplax, Ditylenchus myceliophagus, Irantylenchus clavidorus, Helicotylenchus digonicus, H. vulgaris, H. crenacauda, H. pseudorobustus, Hemicriconemoides mangiferae, Meloidogyne javanica, Geocenamous brevidens, G. rugosus, Pratylenchus neglectus, P. thornei, P. ritteri, Tylenchulus semipenetrans, Xiphinema index and Zygotylenchus guevarai. Populations varied in their frequency and distribution among surveyed vineyards but Helicotylenchus spp. and Pratylenchus spp. were the most commonly observed genera. Meloidogyne spp. and Xiphinema spp. were rarely encountered during the survey. This is the first reported province-wide nematode survey of grapes in Iran. Morphological and morphometric variations that typified the survey populations are given and discussed for certain nematode species. © 2010 Australasian Plant Pathology Society.
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Australasian Plant Pathology
Mohammad Deimi, Abbas, and Nathaniel Mitkowski. "Nematodes associated with vineyards throughout Markazi Province (Arak), Iran." Australasian Plant Pathology 39, 6 (2010). doi: 10.1071/AP10044.