MONOXENIC CULTURE OF XIPHINEMA INDEX (NEMATODA: LONGIDORIDAE) ON FICUS CARICA

J. Aumann

Abstract


A method is described for establishing a monoxenic culture of Xiphinema index feeding on the root tips of Ficus carica in a sterile nutrient agar medium. It enables monoxenic cultures to be maintained for up to a year and with two nematode generations in a single Petri dish. The method could be used for biological studies on X. index or for screening behaviour-modifying nematicidal compounds.

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