A list of plant parasitic nematodes in Cyprus

J. Philis, M. R. Siddiqi


Previous work in Cyprus revealed the presence of Anguina tritici Steinbuch on cereals and Heterodera marioni (Cornu, 1879) (now known as Meloidogyne spp.) attacking vegetables (Natrass, 1933, 1937). Georgiou (1957) published an account of the host range of Meloidogyne javanica (Treub) Chitw., Meloidogyne arena ria (Neal) Chitw., and Meloidogyne sp. He also mentioned the citrus nematode, Tylenchulus semipenetrans Cobb, and Anguina tritici Steinbuch. Taylor in 1965 reported the occurrence of 12 plant nematode species. An island-wide survey carried out in Cyprus and reported here revealed the presence of 58 species of nematodes, 36 of which were identified to species and 22 to genus; 44 of them are being reported for the first time. The nematodes found were associated with 46 host plants.

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