A report on the variation in colonization of field soil and associated root by the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia

E. A. Tzortzakakis

Abstract


The establishment of the nematophagous fungus Pochonia chlamydosporia in soil and roots was assessed in pots filled with field soil. In addition, the survival and dynamics of the fungus in multi-season greenhouse experiments for four cropping cycles is reported. The presence of the fungus was variable, thus restricting its potential for the management of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne javanica, in vegetable production in Crete, Greece.

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