Scanning Electron Microscopy of Second-Stage Juvenile Cephalic Morphology in Heterodera glycines Races

Gregory Noel, Barbara A. Stanger


Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to compare juvenile cephalic morphology of the five described races of Heterodera glycines. Races 1, 2, 3, and 4 were obtained in the United States and race 5 was obtained from Japan. Differences in the gross morphology o f labial discs; ventral, dorsal and lateral lips; amphidial apertures; and fissures on the labial disc o f some specimens were observed. There was considerable interracial and intraracial variation which precluded separation o f juveniles of H. glycines races by SEM. Key words: Heterodera glycines, soybean cyst nematode, morphology, races, SEM.

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