Root diameter influences female size in the cyst nematode, Heterodera schachtii

M. G. Jonz, E. Riga, A. J. Mercier, J. W. Potter

Abstract


The size of adult female Heterodera schachtii, the sugar beet cyst nematode, is correlated with the diameter of the host root at the site of infection. The results of a brief investigation suggest that the growth and development of plant parasitic nematodes is influenced by variations in the morphology of host infection site.

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