AN UP-DATED LIST OF PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES FROM CYPRUS AND THEIR ECONOMIC IMPORTANCE

PHILIS, J.

Abstract


Soil and root samples collected over several years around Cyprus revealed the presence of 58 plant parasitic nematode species, the most economically important being Globodera rostochiensis, Meloidogyne spp., Tylenchulus semipenetrans, Helicotylenchus multicinctus, Pratylenchus penetrans, Xiphinema index, Ditylenchus dipsaci and Heterodera latipons. The crop loss caused by nematode attack to citrus, vegetables and potato is estimated at 12% of their production value.

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