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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