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Pearl Millet Diseases: Nematodes: Dagger

Pearl Millet Diseases
Nematode Diseases

Dagger Nematode

Xiphinema americanum Cobb

Symptoms: Reduced vigor is implied in the primary citation. General symptoms on maize include reduction of feeder roots, root decay, moderate stunting, and chlorosis (Shurtleff 1980).

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

Host range: Pearl millet, sorghum-sudangrass hybrids. Also other grasses, legumes, sugarcane, cotton, pepper, tomato, citrus, pines, banana (Shurtleff 1980). Consult other references for additional hosts.

Geographic distribution: USA. Consultation of other references is advised.

Nomenclature discrepancies: None.

Seed transmission: Not transmitted by seed.

Primary citation: Johnson and Burton 1973.


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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 2/6/2002
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