Latest Root-knot nematode Stories
Following its recent synonymization with Meloidogyne ulmi, a species known to parasitize elm trees in Europe, it has become clear that M. mali has been in the Netherlands for more than fifty years.
Planting tall fescue grass as a ground cover in peach orchards helps protect peach trees from nematodes that attack tree roots.
North Carolina State University scientists and colleagues have completed the genome sequence and genetic map of one of the world's most common and destructive plant parasites â€“ Meloidogyne hapla, a microscopic, soil-dwelling worm known more commonly as the northern root-knot nematode.
Identification of soils that inhibit a tiny soybean-destroying organism is an important tool in reducing yield losses, according to a Purdue University plant pathologist.
The common root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita), also known as the southern root-knot nematode, is a species of roundworm that infects plants. It can be found across the world and infects a number of different hosts. It resides in the root system of the host plant, creating gnarled roots and galls. This species travels through more shallow temperature gradients than other organisms. This is known as thermotaxis and is thought to be the system in which these worms locate the best soil...
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