PRATYLENCHUS SPECIES OCCURRING IN ALGERIA (NEMATODA, PRATYLENCHIDAE)
AbstractA survey carried out in Algeria revealed the occurrence of five species of Pratylenchus. The most common species were P. penetrans, often associated with date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.), and P. thornei found in the rhizosphere of various cereal and vegetable crops. P. pratensis, P. scribneri and P. neglectus were occasionally found but always in low numbers. Brief descriptions and illustrations of the species are provided.