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Pearl Millet Diseases: Nematodes: Burrowing

Pearl Millet Diseases
Nematode Diseases

Burrowing Nematode

Radopholus similis (Cobb) Thorne

Symptoms: Symptoms on pearl millet are not described in the primary citation. General symptoms on maize include necrotic root lesions, root decay, and moderate stunting (Shurtleff 1980).

Pathogen and disease characteristics: Endoparasitic nematode. Not described in the primary citation; consultation of other references is advised.

Host range: "Banana" and "Citrus" races are defined based on host range. Host range is very wide and includes pearl millet. Also citrus, banana, avocado, sugarcane, rice, black pepper, tomato, hibiscus (Shurtleff 1980). See primary citation for extended list of hosts.

Geographic distribution: USA (Florida) (on citrus); Panama, Honduras, India.

Nomenclature discrepancies: None.

Seed transmission: Not transmitted by seed.

Primary citation: Koshy and Sosamma 1975.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 2/6/2002
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