OCCURRENCE OF PASTEURIA BACTERIA AS PARASITES OF PLANT-PARASITIC NEMATODES IN THE EAST MEDITERRANEAN REGION OF TURKEY

I. H. Elekcioglu

Abstract


In a survey of plant parasitic nematodes in East Mediterranean region of Turkey 14 nematode species were found infected by bacteria of the Pasteuria penetrans group, from which Tylenchulus semipenetrans, Meloidogyne incognita, M. javanica, M. arenaria, Pratylenchus penetrands and P. thornei are important plant parasites. This is a first report on the occurrence of the Pasteuria penetrans group from Turkey.

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