PLANT PARASITIC NEMATODES IN THE EAST MEDITERRANEAN REGION OF TURKEY

I. H. Elekcioglu, B. Ohnesorge, G. Lung, N. Uygun

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Some 36 species of nematodes were found associated with 12 crop plants in the East Mediterranean region of Turkey. The predominant forms were Tylenchulus, Meloidogyne, Pratylenchus, Helicotylenchus and Xiphinema species. T semipenetrans Cobb was widespread and associated with Citrus spp.; M. incognita (Kofoid et White) Chitw. and M. javanica (Treub) Chitw. were found mostly in vegetables and bananas. P. penetrans (Cobb) Filipjev et Schuurmans Stekhoven and P. thornei Sher et Allen were widespread among many crops. H. dihystera (Cobb) Sher and H. multicinctus (Cobb) Golden were the most common and probably the most damaging nematodes in banana gardens. X. pachtaicum (Tulaganov) Kirjanova was widespread in soils under grapevines.

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