Heterodera ciceri sp. n. (Nematoda: Heteroderidae) on Cicer arietinum L. from Northern Syria

  • N. Vovlas
  • N. Greco
  • M. Di Vito


A new bisexual flcterodera species, belo n~i ng to ¬ęschachlii:o group, collected in northern Syria and associated with ch ickpea, eicer aTielinllnl 1. roots, is descrived and illustrated. HeterodeTtI. deeri sp. D., with lemon shaped, ambifenestrate cyst.!;, long vulval slil, well developed bullae and underbridge, anteriorly concave second stage juvenile stylet knobs, and presence or yellow phase, differs from the closely related species H. Iritolii, H. rosii, H. daverri by morphological characters, presence of males, and by a different host range.