Symptoms: Symptoms on pearl millet are not described in the primary citation. Reduced vigor is implied. General symptoms on maize include stubby lateral roots, coarse roots, excessive upper roots, severe 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, cotton, potato, tomato, cabbage, beet, citrus, ornamentals, others (Shurtleff 1980). Consult other references for additional hosts.
Geographic distribution: USA. Consultation of other references is advised.
Nomenclature discrepancies: Synonym: Trichodorus christiei Allen.
Seed transmission: Not transmitted by seed.
Primary citation: Johnson et al. 1977.
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