OBSERVATIONS ON THE DETACHMENT OF SPORES OF PASTEURIA PENETRANS FROM PRE-PARASITIC SECOND-STAGE JUVENILES OF MELOIDOGYNE SPP.

H. A. Ratnasoma, S. R. Gowen, N. G. M. Hague

Abstract


Some spores of Pasteuria penetrans adhering to second-stage juveniles of Meloidogyne spp. detached when nematodes were placed in moist loamy soil and when kept in water. No detachment was observed from dead nematodes. Detachment could occur before or after the invasion of roots by nematodes. Detachment was enhanced by pectinase.

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