OCCURRENCE OF PASTEURIA SPP. IN NORTHEASTERN SPAIN

S. Verdejo-Lucas, M. Espanol, C. Ornat, F. J. Sorribas

Abstract


The occurrence of Pasteuria spp. In Spanish soils is reported. A total of 160 soil samples were collected from vegetable crops, kiwi and citrus orchards, and deciduous fruit trees. Bacteria were found associated with six nematode genera but they were only observed within females of Meloidogyne spp., second-stage juveniles and males of Tylenchulus semipenetrans, and juveniles of Pratylenchus spp.

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