Stubby-Root Nematode, Paratrichodorus minor (Colbran) Siddiqi (Nematoda: Adenophorea: Triplonchida: Diphtherophorina: Trichodoridae: Trichodoridae)
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Crow, William T. 2005. “Stubby-Root Nematode, Paratrichodorus Minor (Colbran) Siddiqi (Nematoda: Adenophorea: Triplonchida: Diphtherophorina: Trichodoridae: Trichodoridae): EENY-339/IN616, 11/2004”. EDIS 2005 (5). Gainesville, FL.


Nematodes in the family Trichodoridae (Thorne, 1935) Siddiqi, 1961, are commonly called "stubby-root" nematodes, because feeding by these nematodes can cause a stunted or "stubby" appearing root system. Paratrichodorus minor is the most common species of stubby-root nematode in Florida, and in tropical and sub-tropical regions worldwide. Paratrichodorus minor is important because of the direct damage it causes to plant roots, and also because it can transmit certain plant viruses. This document is EENY-339, one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: November 2004.

EENY339/IN616: Stubby-Root Nematode, Nanidorus minor (Colbran) Siddiqi (syn. Paratrichodorus minor, P. christiei, Trichodorus minor, T. christiei) (Nematoda: Adenophorea: Triplonchida: Diphtherophorina: Trichodoridea: Trichodoridae) (
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