Ruscus hypophyllum: A New Host for Aphelenchoides fragariae
AbstractAphelenchoides fragariae was isolated from the phylloclades of the ornamental plant Ruscus hypophyllum (Liliaceae). Rotylenchus buxophilus, Scutellonema brachyurum, and Meloidogyne were identified as the most common plant-parasitic nematodes in the soil near the roots. The pathology and life history of A. fragariae were closely related to the climate. To our knowledge, this is the first report of R. hypophyllum as a host of plant-parasitic nematodes. Key words: Aphelenchoides fragariae, Meloidogyne spp., nematode, Rotylenchus buxophilus, Ruscus hypophyllum, Scutellonema brachyurum.
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