Hoplolaimus indicus Sher
Symptoms: Symptoms on pearl millet are not described
in the primary citation. General symptoms on maize include root
lesions, moderate stunting, and chlorosis (Shurtleff
Pathogen and disease characteristics: Ectoparasitic,
semiendoparasitic, and endoparasitic nematode that feeds mainly
on cortical tissues. Prefers main roots and rootlets, not root
hairs. Nematode feeds with anterior part of body embedded deep
into cortical cells. Neither necrosis nor stunting of root has
Host range: Pearl millet. Also other grasses, legumes,
sugarcane, cotton, pepper, tomato, citrus, pines, banana, others
(Shurtleff 1980). Consult other references
for additional hosts.
Geographic distribution: Not defined in the primary
citation. Identified on pearl millet in India.
Nomenclature discrepancies: None.
Seed transmission: Not transmitted by seed.
Primary citation: Nandakumar
and Khera 1973.
Department of Agriculture
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