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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pearl Millet Diseases: Nematode: Cyst

Pearl Millet Diseases
Nematode Diseases

Cyst Nematode

Heterodera gambiensis Merny & Netscher

Symptoms: Crop growth is variable and patchy.

Pathogen and disease characteristics: Females form egg sacs and cysts on roots. Brown cysts can be recovered from the soil.

Host range: Pearl millet, sorghum.

Geographic distribution: Gambia, Niger.

Nomenclature discrepancies: None.

Seed transmission: Not transmitted by seed.

Primary citation: Sharma 1990.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 2/6/2002
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