Other Contributions: Occurrence of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Avocado in Bahia, Brazil
AbstractA taxonomic survey of the nematode fauna associated with declining avocado trees (Persea americana Mill.) from Bahia, Brazil, was conducted in 1971-1972. Nine genera of known or suspected plant parasitic nematodes were isolated from 18 samples collected from Buerarema, Itabuna, Itajuipe, Itape and Urucuca. The nematodes encountered in the present survey were. Helicotylenchus dihystera, Xiphinema sp., X. setariae, X. basiri, Rotylenchulus reniformis, Dolichodorus sp., Hemicycliophora sp., Meloidogyne sp., Tylenchus sp., Trichodorus spp. and Aphelenchus avenae. All these nematodes are recorded for the first time from avocado in Bahia, Brazil.