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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Zafar A. Handoo

Microbiologist

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Staff:

Biological Science Laboratory Technician

Research Specialty:


Conducts research on the systematics and morphology of plant-parasitic nematodes. Identifies nematodes from federal, state, and foreign agencies and scientists for research, control and regulatory purposes. Curates and expands the USDA Nematode Collection. Develops data on nematode hosts, occurrence and distribution.

Current Research Interests:


Plant-parasitic nematodes of order Tylenchida and some forms of Dorylaimida group; morphometric data and SEMobservations for the description of economically important cyst, root-knot, lesion, needle, seed gall and other nematodes; develop key and compendium to species of the stunt nematodes (Merlinius spp.) and other plant-parasitic nematode genera; provide nematode identifications and taxonomic expertise urgently required by ARS scientists, other federal and state researchers, and regulatory agencies for research, regulatory and control purposes; develop new methods for identifying nematodes quickly and accurately; curate and expand the USDA Nematode Collection and use the resources of the Collection to better understand nematode systematics.

Research Experience:


-1977 - Senior Research Fellow, Post Graduate Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, India
-September 1978-June 1980 Postdoctoral Associate, Post Graduate Department of Zoology, University of Jammu & Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar, Kashmir;
-July 1980-May 1981 Nematologist, Department of Agriculture, Government of Jammu & Kashmir, Shalimar, Srinagar, Kashmir
-June 1981-March 1988 Staff Research Associate, Nematology Laboratory, USDA, ARS, Beltsville, MD and Department of Botany, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
-April 1988-August 1990 Research Associate, Department of Agronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia, Portageville, Mo
-Sept. 1990-present, Microbiologist, Nematology Laboratory, USDA, ARS,  Beltsville, MD. 

Educational Background:


-1967-1969 University of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Major: Biology. B.Sc.
-1970-1972 University of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Major: Zoology. M.Sc.
-1973-1977 University of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Major: Zoology/Plant Nematology. Ph.D.

Expanded Publication List

  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., Carta, L. K., Skantar, A. M., Chitwood, D. J. 2012. Description of  Globodera ellingtonae n. sp. (Nematoda: Heteroderidae) from  Oregon. Journal of Nematology 44(1):40–57.
  • PDF link Yildiz, S., Handoo, Z. A., Carta, L. K., Skantar, A.M., Chitwood, D. J. 2012. The stunt nematode Sauertylenchus maximus (Allen) Siddiqi (Tylenchida) in Pastures of Bingol Province, Turkey. Igdur University Journal of the Institute of Science and Technology 2(2):17-19.
  • PDF link Skantar, A. M., Handoo, Z. A., Zanakis, G. N., Tzortzakakis, E. A. 2012. Molecular and morphological characterization of the corn cyst nematode,  Heterodera zeae, from Greece. Journal of Nematology 44(1):58–66.
  • PDF link Fraedrich, S., Cram, M., Handoo, Z. A, and Zarnoch, S. 2012. Influence of Tylenchorhynchus ewingi on growth of loblolly pine seedlings, and host suitability of legumes and small grains. Nematology 14(4):417-425.
  • Mennan, S, and Handoo, Z. A. 2012. Anatomical changes induced by the cabbage cyst nematode (Heterodera cruciferae franklin) (Nemata: Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) in white head cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitata subvar. Alba) roots.  Accepted (In Press) Turkish Journal of Entomology.
  • PDF link Yildiz, S., Handoo, Z. A., Carta, L. K., Skantar, a. M., and Chitwood, D. J. 2012. A survey of plant-parasitic nematodes associated with pastures of Bingol, Turkey.  Nematologia Mediterranea 40(1)73-77
  • PDF link Skantar, A.M., Handoo, Z.A., Carta, L.K., Zasada, I. A., Ingham, R.E., Chitwood, D.J. 2011. Morphological and molecular characterization of Globodera populations from Oregon and Idaho. Phytopathology 101(4):480-491.
  • PDF link Carta, L.K., Skantar, A.M., Handoo, Z.A., Baynes, M.A. 2011. Supplemental description of Paraphelenchus acontioides (Tylenchida: Aphelenchidae, Paraphelenchinae), with ribosomal DNA trees and a morphometric compendium of female Paraphelenchus. Nematology 13(8):887-899.
  • PDF link Carta, L.K., Handoo, Z.A., Lebedeva, N.I., Raina, A.K., Zhuginisov, T.I., Khamraev, A.S. 2010. Pelodera termitis sp. n. and two other rhabditid nematode species associated with the Turkestan termite Anacanthotermes turkestanicus from Uzbekistan. International Journal of Nematology 20:(2)125-134.
  • PDF link Carta, L.K., Skantar, A.M., Handoo, Z.A. 2010. Molecular rDNA phylogeny of Telotylenchidae Siddiqi, 1969 and evaluation of tail termini. Journal of Nematology 42(4): 359-369.
  • PDF link Ibrahim I.K.A., Mokbel A.A., Handoo, Z.A. 2010. Current status of phytoparasitic nematodes and their host plants in Egypt. Nematropica 40(2):239-262.
  • PDF link Bernard, E.C., Handoo, Z.A., Powers, T.O., Donald, P.A., Heinz, R.D., 2010. Vittatidera zeaphila (Nematoda: Heteroderidae), a new genus and species of cyst nematode parasitic on corn (Zea mays). Journal of Nematology 42:139-150.
  • PDF linkHafez, S., Sundararaj, A.P., Handoo, Z.A., Siddiqi, M.R. 2010. Occurrence and distribution of nematodes in Idaho crops. International Journal of Nematology 20(1):91-98.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z.A., Skantar, A.M., Mulrooney, R. 2010. First report of the sting nematode Belonolaimus longicaudatus on soybean in Delaware. Plant Disease 94(1):133.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z.A., Iqbal E.Y., Kazi, N., Shahina, F. 2010. Two new species of Paurodontella Husain and Khan, 1968 (Nematoda: Sphaerulariidae) associated with wheat and a diagnostic compendium to the genus. Nematology 12(2):181-192.
  • PDF link Mennan, S., Handoo, Z.A., Ecevit, O. 2009. Distribution and infestation rate of cyst nematodes (Tylenchida: Heteroderidae) in cabbage growing areas in Samsun. Turkish Journal of Entomology 33(4):289-303.
  • PDF link Van Den Berg, E., Subbotin, S.A., Handoo, Z.A., Tiedt, L.R. 2009. Hirschmanniella kwazuna sp. n. from South Africa with notes on a new record of H. spinicaudata, Schuurmans Stekhoven,1944, Luc & Goodey, 1964 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) and on the molecular phylogeny of Hirschmanniella Luc & Goodey, 1964. Nematology 11(4):523-540.
  • PDF link Carta, L. K., Z. A. Handoo, E. P. Hoberg, E. F. Erbe and W. P. Wergin. 2009. Evaluation of some vulval appendages in nematode taxonomy. Comparative Parasitology 76(2):191-209.
  • PDF link Troccoli, A., De Luca, F., Handoo, Z. A., Di Vito, M. 2008. Morphological and molecular characterization of Pratylenchus lentis n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from Sicily. Journal of Nematology 40(3):190-196.
  • PDF link Skantar, A. M. L. K. Carta and Handoo, Z. A. 2008. Molecular and morphological characterization of an unusual Meloidogyne arenaria population from traveler’s tree (Ravenala madagascariensis). Journal of Nematology 40(3):179-189.
  • PDF link Smiley, R. W., G. P. Yan, and Z. A. Handoo. 2008. First record of the cyst nematode Heterodera filipjevi on wheat in Oregon. Plant Disease 92(7):1136.
  • PDF link Walters, S. A., J. P. Bond, J. B. Russell, B. Taylor, and Handoo, Z. A. 2008. Incidence and influence of Plant-parasitic nematodes in southern Illinois peach orchards. Nematropica 38(1):63-74.
  • PDF link Musarrat R., Z. A. Handoo, and S. Fayyaz. 2008. Description of Tylenchorhynchus qasimii sp. n. with a new report of T. kegasawai Minagwa, 1995 from Pakistan. Journal of Nematology 40(1):20-25.
  • PDF link Karanastasi, E., Z. A. Handoo, and E. Tzotzakakis. 2008. First record of Mesocriconema xenoplax (Nematoda: Criconematidae) in Greece and first record of Viburnum sp. as a possible host for this ring nematode. Helminthologia 45(2):103-105
  • PDF link Khan, A., M. Sayed, S. S. Shaukat, and Z. A. Handoo. 2008. Efficacy of four plant extracts on nematodes associated with papaya in Sindh Pakistan. Nematologia Mediterranea 36(1):93-98.
  • PDF link Hafez., S. L., Sundararaj, P, Z. A. Handoo, A. M. Skantar, L. K. Carta, and D. J. Chitwood. 2007. First report of the pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida, in the United States. Plant Disease 91:325.
  • PDF link Skantar, A. M., Z. A. Handoo, L. K. Carta, and D. J. Chitwood. 2007. Morphological and molecular identification of Globodera pallida associated with potato in Idaho. Journal of Nematology 39(2):133-144.
  • PDF link Ibrahim, K. A., and Z. A. Handoo. 2007. A survey of cyst nematodes (Heterodera spp.) in Northern Egypt. Pakistan Journal of Nematology 25(2):335-337.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., A. Khan, S. Islam. 2007. A key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus Merlinius Siddiqi, 1970 (Nematoda: Tylenchida) with description of Merlinius khuzdarensis n. sp. associated with date palm. Nematology 9(2):251-260.
  • PDF link Tanha Maafi, Z., D. Sturhan, Z. Handoo, M. Mor, M. Moens, S. Subbotin. 2007. Morphological and molecular studies on Heterodera sacchari, H. goldeni and H. leuceilyma (Nematoda: Heteroderidae). Nematology 9(4):483-497.
  • PDF link Starr, J., O, Kevin, M. Huddleston, and Z. A. Handoo. 2007. Control of Meloidogyne marylandi on bermuda grass. Nematropica 37(1):43-49.
  • PDF link Wang, Q., Y. Li, W. Klassen, and Z. Handoo. 2007. Infulence of cover crops and soil amendments on okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) production and soil nematodes. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems 22(1):41-53.
  • PDF link Wang, Q., Y. Li, Z. Handoo, W. Klassen. 2007. Influence of cover crops in rotation on populations of soil nematodes. Nematropica 37(1):79-92.
  • PDF link Vovlas, N., B. B. Landa, G. Liebanas, Z. A. Handoo, S. A. Subbotin, and P. Castillo. 2006. Characterization of the Cystoid Nematode Meloidoderita kirjanovae (Nemata: Sphaeronematidae) from Southern Italy. Journal of Nematology 38(3):376–382.
  • PDF link Khan, A., S. Islam, S. S. Shaukat, and Z. A. Handoo. 2006. Survey of stylet-bearing nematodes associated with date-palm in Khuzdar district, Balochistan Pakistan. International Journal of Biology and Biotechnology 3(3):567–570.
  • PDF link Carta, L. K., Z. A. Handoo, T. O. Powers, S. A. Miller, R. Perez-Zuberi, A. Ramirez. 2006. Guidlines for isolation and identification of regulated nematodes of potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in North America. Revista Mexicana de Fitopathologia. 23(2):211-222. 
  • PDF link Wang, Q., Y. Li, W. Klassen, and Z. A. Handoo. 2006. Influence of cover crops and soil amendments on okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) production and soil nematodes. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. 21(3):1-13.
  • PDF link Mennan, S, and Z. A. Handoo. 2006. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with cabbages (Brassica oleracea) in the Samsun (middle black sea region) of Turkey. Nematropica 36(1)99-104.
  • PDF link Mani, A., Z. A. Handoo, and S. Liveingston. 2005. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with date palm trees (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in the Sultanate of Oman. Nematropica 35:135-143.
  • PDF link Inserra, R. N., L. W. Duncan, Z. A. Handoo, A. Troccoli, and J. Rowe. 2005. Pratylenchus jordanensis a junior synonym of P. zeae. Nematropica 35:161-170.
  • PDF link Wang, Q., W. Klassen, Y. Li, Z. Handoo, T. Olczyk, and M. Codallo. 2005. Influence of cover crops in rotation on improving okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) yield and suppressing parasitic nematodes. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 118:177-183.
  • PDF link Abdul-Baki, A. A., W. Klassen, H. H. Bryan, M. Codallo, B. Hima, Q. R. Wang, Y. Li, Y. Lu, and Z. A. Handoo. 2005. A biologically-based system for winter production of fresh-market tomatoes in south Florida. Proceedings of Florida State Horticultural Society. 118:153-159.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., A. M. Skantar, L. K. Carta, and E. F. Erbe. 2005. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of a New Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne thailandica n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), Parasitizing Ginger (Zingibersp.). Journal of Nematology 37(3):343-353.
  • PDF link Cavigelli, M. A., L. Legnick, J. Buyer, D. Fravel, Z. Handoo, G. McCarty, P. Millner, L. Sikora, S. Wright, and B. Vinyard. 2005. Landscape level variation in soil resources and microbial properties in a no-til corn field. Applied Soil Ecology 29:99-123.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., A. M. Skantar, L. K. Carta, and D. P. Schmitt. 2005. Morphological and molecular evaluation of a Meloidogyne hapla population damaging Coffea (Coffea Arabica) in Maui, Hawaii. Journal of Nematology 37:136-145.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., L. K. Carta, A. M. Skantar, W. Ye, R. T. Robbins, S. A. Subbotin, S. W. Fraedrich, and M. M. Cram. 2005. Morphological and molecular characterization of Longidorus americanum n. sp. (Nematoda: Longidoridae), a needle nematode parasitizing pine in Georgia. Journal of Nematology 37:94-104.
  • PDF linkWalters, S. A., J. P. Bond, M. Babadoost, D. I. Edwards, and Z. A. Handoo. 2004. Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with horseradish in Illinois. Nematropica 34:191-197.
  • PDF link Nyczepir, A. P., D. I. Shapiro-Ilan, E. E. Lewis, and Z. A. Handoo. 2004. Effect of entomopathogenic nematodes on Mesocriconema xenoplax population in peach and pecan. Journal of Nematology 36:181-185.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., A. P. Nyczepir, D. Esmenjaud, J. G. Van Der Beek, P. Castagnone-Sereno, L. K. Carta. A. M. Skantar, and J. A. Higgins. 2004. Morphological, molecular, and differential-host characterization of Meloidogyne floridensis n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), a root-knot nematode parasitizing peach in Florida. Journal of Nematology 36:20-35.
  • PDF link Wang, Q., W. Klassen, Z. A. Handoo, A. Abdul-Baki, H. H. Bryan, and Y. Li. 2003. Influence of cover crops on soil nematodes in a south Florida tomato field. Soil and Crop Science Society of Florida Proceedings 62:86-91.
  • PDF link Fraedrich, S. W., M. M. Cram, and Z. A. Handoo. 2003. Suitability of southern pines, other selected crops and nutsedge to an undescribed Longidorus sp. associated with stunting of lobolly pine seedlings. Plant Disease 87:1129-1132.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and I. K. A. Ibrahim. 2002. Description and SEM observations of a new species of cyst nematode Heterodera goldeni (Nematoda: Heteroderidae) attacking Panicum coloratum in Egypt. Journal of Nematology 34:312-318.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. 2002. A key and compendium to species of the Heterodera avenae group (Nematode: Heteroderidae). Journal of Nematology 34:250-262.
  • PDF link Carta, L.K., Z. A. Handoo., A. M. Skantar, J. van Biljon, and M. Botha-Greeff. 2002. A redescription of Pratylenchus teres Khan and Singh, 1974 (Nemata: Pratylenchidae) and a phylogenetic analysis of related species. African Plant Protection. 8:13-24.
  • PDF link Thomas, S. H., S. A. Sanderson, and Z. A. Handoo. 2001. First report of Columbia root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodi) in potato in New Mexico. Plant Disease 85:924.
  • PDF link Thomas, S. H., J. M. Fuchs, and Z. A. Handoo. 2001. First report of Meloidogyne partityla on pecan in New Mexico. Plant Disease 85:1030. 29
  • PDF link Nobbs, J. M., Q. Liu, D. Hartley, Z. A. Handoo, V. Williamson, G. Santo, J. Curran, G. Walker, and S. Taylor. 2001. First record of Meloidogyne fallax in Australia. Australasian Plant Pathology 30:373.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., L. K. Carta, and A. M. Skantar. 2001. Morphological and molecular characterization of Pratylenchus arlingtoni n. sp., P. convallariae and P. fallax (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae). Nematology 3:607-618.
  • PDF link Carta, L. K., A. M. Skantar, and Z. A. Handoo. 2001. Molecular, morphological and thermal characters of 19 Pratylenchus spp. and relatives using the D3 segment of the nuclear LSU rRNA gene. Nematropica 31:193-207.
  • PDF link Johnson, A. W., C. C. Dowler, and Z. A. Handoo. 2000. Population dynamics of Meloidogyne incognita, M. arenaria and other nematodes and crop yields in rotations of cotton, peanut, and wheat under minimum tillage. Journal of Nematology 32:52-61.
  • PDF link Ibrahim, I. K. A., Z. A. Handoo, and A. A. El-Sherbiny. 2000. A survey of phytoparasitic nematodes on cultivated and non-cultivated plants in northwestern Egypt. Journal of Nematology (Annals of Applied Nematology) 32:478-485.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. 2000. A key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus Tylenchorhynchus Cobb, 1913 (Nematoda: Belonolaimidae). Journal of Nematology 32:20-34.
  • PDF link Mani, A., Muzna S. Al-Hinai, and Z. A. Handoo. 1999. Plant-parasitic nematodes of crops in Dhofar Governorate Sultanate of Oman. Nematropica (1998) 28:61-70.
  • PDF link Mani, A., M. S. Al-Hinai, and Z. A. Handoo. 1998. Occurrence, population density, and distribution of Pratylenchus species in the Sultanate of Oman. Nematropica (1997) 27:209-219.
  • PDF link Johnson, A. W., C. C. Dowler, D. R. Sumner, and Z. A. Handoo. 1998. Crop yields and nematode population densities in triticale-cotton and triticale-soybean rotations. Journal of Nematology 30:353-361.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. , A. M. Golden, and D. M. S. Ellington. 1998. Type specimens on deposit in the United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection. Journal of Nematology 30:108-158.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. , A. M. Golden, and D. M. S. Ellington. 1998. Nematodes - USDA Nematode Collection. Pp. 48-52. In Lichtenfels, J. R., J. H. Kirkbride, Jr., and D. J. Chitwood. (eds.). Systematic Collection of the Agricultural Research Service, revised. USDA ARS, Miscellaneous Publication No. 1343, 77 pp.
  • PDF link Johnson, A. W., G. W. Burton, D. R. Sumner, and Z. Handoo. 1997. Coastal bermudagrass rotation and fallow for management of nematodes and soilborne fungi on vegetable crops. Journal of Nematology 29:710-716.
  • PDF link Johnson, A. W., C. C. Dowler, N. C. Glaze, and Z. A. Handoo. 1996. Role of nematodes, nematicides, and crop rotation on the productivity and quality of potato, sweetpotato, peanut, and grain sorghum. Journal of Nematology 28:389-399.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., A. M. Golden, D. J. Chitwood, et al. 1994. Detection of pea cyst nematode (Heterodera goettingiana) in pea in Western Washington. Plant Disease 78:831.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., and S. C. Anand. 1993. Biological manifestation of resistance to soybean cyst nematode development in 'Hartwig' soybean. Crop Protection 12:371- 372.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., R. N. Huettel, and A. M. Golden. 1993. Description and SEM observations of Meloidogyne sasseri n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), parasitizing beachgrasses. Journal of Nematology 25:628-641.
  • PDF link Hafez, S. L., A. M. Golden, F. Rashid, and Z. Handoo. 1992. Plant parasitic nematodes associated with crops in Idaho and eastern Oregon. Nematropica 22:193-204.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and A. M. Golden. 1992. A key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus Hoplolaimus Daday, 1905 (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae). Journal of Nematology 24:45-53.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and A. M. Golden. 1989. A key and compendium to the species of Pratylenchus (lesion nematodes). Journal of Nematology 21:202-218.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and A. M. Golden. 1988. Description of the male of Ogma cobbi and juveniles of Bakernema inaequale (Nematoda: Criconematidae). Journal of Nematology 20:573-577.
  • PDF link Golden, A. M., M.A. Maqbool and Z. A. Handoo. 1987. Descriptions of two new species of Tylenchorhynchus Cobb, 1913 (Nematoda: Tylenchida) with details on morphology and variation of T. claytoni. Journal of Nematology 19:58-68.
  • PDF link Golden, A. M., Z. A. Handoo and E. J. Wehunt. 1986. Description of Dolichodorus cobbi, n. sp. (Nematoda: Dolichodoridae) with morphometrics and lectotype designation of D. heterocephalus Cobb, 1914. Journal of Nematology 18:556-562.
  • PDF link Anderson, R. V., Z. A. Handoo, and J. L. Townshend. 1984. Cephalids in the taxonomy of Scutellonema Andrassy, 1958 and the description of Scutellonema cephalidum n. sp. (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 62:1091-1094.
  • PDF link Golden, A. M. and Z. A. Handoo. 1984. Description of Meloidoderita polygonin. sp. (Nematode: Meloidoderitidae) from USA and observations of M. kirjanovaefrom Israel and USSR. Journal of Nematology 16:265-282.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. 1983. Ogma goldenin. sp. (Nematoda: Tylenchida) from Kashmir. Pakistan Journal of Nematology 1:39-42.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Handoo, Z. A. 1978. A revised scheme of classification to order Tylenchida Thorne, 1949 (Nematoda). Journal of Science, The University of Kashmir 3:35-98.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1977. Aerotylenchus safronin. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Tylenchida) from Kashmir, India. Indian Journal of Nematology 7:145-147.
  • Handoo, Z. A. 1977. Soil and plant parasitic nematodes of vegetable and fruit crops of Kashmir, India. Ph.D. thesis submitted and accepted by The University of Kashmir, p. 1-377.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1974. Two new species of HelicotylenchusSteiner, 1945 (Hoplolaiminae: Nematoda) from Kashmir, India. Journal of Science, The University of Kashmir 2:57-62.

Abstracts

  • Yildiz, S., and Handoo, Z. A. 2012. Occurrence of Pasteuria spp. attacking various nematodes in Pastures of Bingol, Turkey. Journal of Nematology Accepted (In Press).
  • Handoo, Z. A., Mowery, J. D., Chitwood, D. J., and Carta, L. K. 2012. The USDA Nematode Collection and its database: vital assets for systematics research and identification. Journal of Nematology Accepted (In Press).
  • PDF link Pridannikov, M. V., Chitwood, D. J., Handoo, Z. A., Carta, L. K., Skantar, A. M., Shumilina, D. V., Petelina, G. G. 2012. The plant-parasitic nematode collections of RRIP: The realization of an ISTC project. In: Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference on Immunogenetic Control of Plant Diseases in Agriculture: The Theory and Practice,  July 17-21, 2012, Bolshie Vyazemy, Russia. p. 192-200.
  • PDF link Carta, L. K., Skantar, A. M., Handoo, H. A., Bauchan, G. and Baynes, M. A. 2011. Nematode associates of a Fusarium biocontrol endophyte of Colorado cheatgrass. Journal of Nematology 43(3-4):232.
  • PDF link Skantar, A. M., Handoo, Z. A., Carta, L. K. and Chitwood, D. J. 2011. Molecular and morphological characterization of Globodera populations from Oregon and Idaho. Journal of Nematology 43(3-4):282.
  • Handoo, Z., Iqbal, E., Kazi, N., Fayyaz, S., 2009. On the description of two new species of Paurodontella (Nematoda: Paurodontinae) with a key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus. Society of Nematology Meeting.
  • Carta, L.K., Handoo, Z.A., Skantar, A.M. 2008. Some taxonomic and phylogenetic trends for free-living and plant-parasitic nematodes [abstract]. The Fauna and Collections of Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Russia.
  • Chitwood, D.J., Handoo, Z.A. 2008. The history of the USDA Nematology Laboratory and the USDA Nematode Collection [abstract]. Abstracts, Plant Parasitic Nematodes: Biodiversity, Study, Collections. p. 7.
  • Carta, L.K., Handoo, Z.A., Skantar, A.M. 2008. Molecular phylogenetic perspectives for character classification and convergence: Framing some issues with nematode vulval appendages and telotylenchid tail termini [abstract]. Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of Nematology, July 13-18, 2008, Brisbane, Australia. p. 17.
  • Khan, M., Handoo, Z.A. 2007. Morphological and morphometric variations in Aphelenchoides besseyi infecting tuberose and rice [Abstract]. In: National Symposium on Nematology in 21st Century: Emerging Paradigms, Nov. 22-23, 2007, Nematological Society of India, Jorhat, Assam. p.76.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z.A., Carta, L.K., Skantar A.M., Chitwood, D.J. 2007. On the morphological identification of pale cyst nematode, Globodera pallida associated with potato in the United States. Pytopathology (Supplement). 97(7): S152.
  • PDF link Skantar A.M., Carta, L.K., Handoo, Z.A., Chitwood, D.J. 2007. Molecular characterization of Globodera pallida associated with potato in Idaho. 2007. Pytopathology (Supplement). 97(7): S152.
  • PDF link Bernard, E. C., P. A. Donald, Z. A. Handoo, R. D. Heinz, T. O. Powers, 2007. Characterization of a new species of cyst nematode parasitizing corn. Journal of Nematology 39(1):74.
  • PDF link Mennan, S., Z. Handoo, and O. Ecevit, 2006. Distribution and infestation rates of cyst nematodes (Heterodera spp.) in Cabbage growing areas in Samsun, European Society of Nematologists 50th Anniversary International Nematology Symposium, Bulgaria, June, 2006.
  • Handoo, Z., N. I. Lebedeva, L. Carta, A. S. Khamraev, T. I. Zhuginisov, and A. K. Raina, 2005. A new species of Caenorhabditis (Nematoda:Rhabditida), found associated with Termites (Acanthotermes turkestanicus) in Uzbekistan, International workshop on Central Asian Termites in Tashkent Uzbekistan, October, 2005.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., and A. Khan. 2005. A key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus Merlinius Siddiqi, 1970 (Nematoda: Telotylenchidae), with description of one new species of Merlinius. Russian Journal of Nematology 13(2):148.
  • PDF link Maafi, Z. T., D. Sturhan, Z. A. Handoo, M. Mor, M. Moens, and S. A. Subbotin. 2005. Morphological and molecular characterisation of Heterodera sacchariLuc & Merny, 1963 and H. goldeni Handoo & Ibrahim, 2002 (Nematoda: Heteroderidae). Russian Journal of Nematology 13(2):152-153. 
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., and D. M. S. Ellington. 2005. The value of the USDA nematode collection and its database for taxonomic and systemic research. Russian Journal of Nematology 13(2):147-148. 
  • PDF link Inserra, R. N., L. W. Duncan, D. Dunn, Z. A. Handoo, A. Troccoli, and J. Rowe. 2005. On the synonymy of Pratylenchus jordanensis Hashim, 1983, with P. zeae Grahm, 1951 (Nematoda: Pralenchidae) Nematropica 35(2):78-79.
  • Handoo, Z. A., S. Hockland. 2004. Bulb, potato rot, leaf and pine nematodes. Pre-conference workshop, ONTA Annual Meeting, September 29 – October 2, 2004, Chapingo University, Mexico.
  • Handoo, Z. A., D. M. S. Ellington. 2004. The USDA Nematode Collection. Natural Science Collections Alliance May 26-27, 2004 Annual Meeting, at Washington D. C.
  • Handoo, Z. A., S. Hockland. 2004. Bulb, potato rot, leaf and pine nematodes. Pre-conference Workshop, ONTA Annual Meeting, September 29 - October 2, 2004, Chapingo University, Mexico.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., A. P. Nyczepir, D. Esmenjaud, J. G. Van der Beek, P. Castagnone-Sereno, L. K. Carta and A. M. Skantar. 2004. A new root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne sp.) parasitizing peach (Prunus persica) in Florida, United States, with observations on its morphological, molecular and differential-host characterization. XXVII ESN International Symposium, Rome, Italy June 14-18, 2004. No. 224, P.180.
  • PDF link Skantar, A. M., Z. A. Handoo, L. K. Carta, and D. P. Schmitt. 2004. Morphological and molecular evaluation of a Meloidogyne hapla population damaging Coffee (Coffee arabica) in Maui, Hawaii. Journal of Nematology 36:346.
  • PDF link Miller, L., P. Lehman, R. Insera, T. Powers, J. Brito, K. Dong, and Z. Handoo. 2004. A list of exotic nematode plant pests of agricultural and environmental significance to the United States. Journal of Nematology 36:334.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., L. K. Carta, and A. M. Skantar. 2004. Morphological characterization of a new root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne sp.) on ginger from Thailand. Journal of Nematology 36:322.
  • PDF link Handoo, A. S., W. Klassen, A. Abdul-Baki, H. H. Bryan, and Q Wang. 2003. First record of rice-root nematode (Meloidogyne graminicola) in Florida. Journal of Nematology 35:342.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., S. W. Fraedrich, and M. M. Cram. 2003. An undescribed new species of needle nematode (Longidorus sp.) found on loblolly pine seedlings at a South Georgia nursery. Journal of Nematology 35:342.
  • PDF link Fraedrich, S. A., M. M. Cram, and Z. A. Handoo. 2002. Host range and distribution of a Longidorussp. associated with stunted loblolly pine seedlings. Phytopathology (supplement) 92:S26.
  • Cavigelli, M., L. Lengnick, P. Millner, D. Fravel, Z. Handoo, J. Bayer, S. Wright, G. McCarty, and L. Sikora. 2002. Satiotemporal distributions on soil resources and organisms in a no-till corn field. [Abstract] Agronomy Abstracts S03-Cavigelli 153255-Poster.
  • PDF link Carta, L. K., A. M. Skantar, and Z. A. Handoo. 2001. Molecular, morphological and thermal characters of Pratylenchus species (Nematode: Tylenchida) and relatives using the D3 segment of the nuclear LS 28srRNA gene. Phytopathology (Supplement) 91:S131.
  • PDF link Mojtahedi, H., G. S. Santo, Z. Handoo, J. M. Crosslin, C. R. Brown, and P. E. Thomas. 2000. Distribution of Paratrichodorus allius and tobacco rattle virus in pacific northwest potato fields. Journal of Nematology 32:447.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and I. K. A. Ibrahim. 2000. Occurrence of a new species of plant-parasitic cyst nematode (Heterodera sp.) on Panicum coloratum. Journal of Nematology 32:434.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and I. K. A. Ibrahim. 2000. A new species of cyst nematode (Heterodera sp.) on Panicum coloratum in Egypt, with observations on closely related species described on various grasses and rice in Florida and Louisiana in the United States. Nematology 2:758-759.
  • PDF link Carta, L. K., A. M. Skantar, and Z. A. Handoo. 2000. Molecular and morphological characterization of three new Pratylenchus species. Journal of Nematology 32:423.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. , A. M. Golden, and D. M. S. Ellington. 1997. Type specimens on deposit in the United States Department of Agriculture Nematode Collection. Journal of Nematology 29:581.
  • PDF link Anand, S. C., and Z. A. Handoo. 1997. Effect of soybean root leachate on Heterodera glycines egg hatch. Journal of Nematology 29:567.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., R. N. Huettel, and A. M. Golden. 1994. Description and SEM observations of an undescribed root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne sp.) attacking beachgrasses. Journal of Nematology 26:102.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A. and A. M. Golden. 1991. A key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus Hoplolaimus Daday, 1905 (lance nematodes). Journal of Nematology 23:531.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., S. C. Anand, J. A. Wrather, and J. M. Halbrendt. 1990. Effect of inbreeding in Heterodera glycines for pathogenicity on soybeans. Nematologica 36:356.
  • PDF link Handoo, Z. A., and S. C. Anand. 1990. Mode of resistance to Heterodera glycines in soybean plant introduction 437654. Nematologica 36:356-357.
  • Handoo, Z. A. 1980. On a new species of nematode genus Leptonchus, Cobb, 1920 from soil around roots of Pyrus communis from Naranag, Kashmir. Proceedings of the 67th Session of the Indian Science Congress of Agricultural Science, Calcutta, Part III, No. 105, p. 122.
  • Handoo, Z. A. 1980. New nothotylenchid from soil around roots of Solanum tuberosum in Kashmir. Proceedings of the 67th Session of the Indian Science Congress of Agricultural Sciences, Calcutta, Part III, No. 145, p. 150.
  • Handoo, Z. A. and A. Shahin. 1980. A new species of plant parasitic nematode Tylenchorhynchus orientalis (Nematoda: Tylenchida) from Safapur, Kashmir. Proceedings of the 67th Session of the Indian Science Congress of Agricultural Sciences, Calcutta, Part III, No. 106, p. 123.
  • Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1980. Plant parasitic nematode Xiphinema Cobb, 1913 (Longidoroidea) from soil around roots of pear in Kashmir. Proceedings of the 67th Session of the Indian Science Congress of Agricultural Sciences, Calcutta, Part III, No. 145, p. 50.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1979. A new species of the genus Basirotyleptus Jairajpuri, 1964 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from soil around roots of Prunus domestica from Kupwara, Kashmir. Proceedings of the 66th Session of the Indian Science Congress, Hyderabad Part III, No. 275, p. 113.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1979. A revised scheme of classification to order Tylenchida (Nematoda). Proceedings of the 66th Session of the Indian Science Congress, Hyderabad, Part III, No. 274, p. 113.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1978. On a new tylenchid nematode parasite from soil around roots of safron corm, Crocus sativus in Pampore, Kashmir. Proceedings of the 65th Session of the Indian Science Congress, Ahmedabad, Part III, p. 204.
  • PDF link Fotedar, D. N. and Z. A. Handoo. 1977. A new species of nematode genus Doryllium Cobb, 1920 (Dorylaimida) from around roots of Prunus persica in Kashmir, with a note on the previous work of the genus. Proceedings of the All India Symposium on Helminthology, Srinagar, No. 58, p. 38.

Reports

  • PDF link Lewis, S. A., R. T. Robbins, W. Ye, Z. A. Handoo, and A. M. Golden. 1999. Some important key to species of selected genera of plant-parasitic nematodes. Society of Nematologists Nematology Newsletter 45(3):9-22.
  • Johnson, A. W., C. C. Dowler, N. C. Glaze, and Z. A. Handoo. 1996. Effect of fenamiphos on yield of peanut in an Irish potato-sweet potato-peanut-grain sorghum rotation. 1995 Georgia Peanut Research and Extension Report, Cooperative Research - Extension publication No. 96-2:
  • Handoo, Z. A., A. M. Golden, and D. M. S. Ellington. 1996. USDA Nematode Collection. Association of Systematics Collections Newsletter May/June 1996, 24(3):38.
  • Handoo, Z. A. and A. M. Golden. 1993. A newly discovered species of nematode. USDA, ARS, Quarterly Report. April-June, 1993. p.10.
  • Handoo, Z. A. and A. M. Golden. 1991. Mysteries can end regarding which lance nematode is devouring the roots of a grower's fruit and field crops. USDA, ARS, Quarterly Report. July 1-Sept. 30, 1991. p. 14.
  • PDF linkHandoo, Z. A., S. C. Anand, and J. A. Wrather. 1990. The effect of Inbreeding in soybean cyst nematode on infection capabilites of soybeans. 1990 Field Day Report, University of Missouri, Delta Center. P. 11.
  • PDF linkHandoo, Z. A., S. C. Anand, and J. A. Wrather. 1989. The effect of Inbreeding on soybean cyst nematode virulence. 1989 Field Day Report, University of Missouri, Delta Center. Pp. 19-20.
  • Handoo, Z. A., S. C. Anand, and K. Matson. 1988. Gnotobiotic cultures of soybean cyst nematode. 1988 Field Day Report, University of Missouri, Delta Center. Pp. 10-11.

Book Chapters 

  • Hunt, D.J., Handoo, Z.A. 2012. Root knot nematodes. In: Manzanilla-Lopez, R. H., Mendoza, N. M., and Hunt, D. J., editors. Practical Plant Nematology. Mundi Prensa-CP, Mexico City, Mexico. p.359-410. (In Press).
  • PDF linkHunt, D.J., Handoo, Z.A. 2009. Taxonomy, identification and principal species. In: Perry, R.N., Moens, M. and Starr, J., editors. Root-knot Nematodes. Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK: CABI. p.55-97.
  • PDF linkHandoo, Z.A., Carta, L.K., Skantar, A.M. 2008. Taxonomy, morphology and phylogenetics of coffee-associated root-lesion nematodes, Pratylenchus spp. In: Souza, R.M., editor. Plant-parasitic nematodes of coffee. Springer Science + Business Media B.V. p. 29-50.

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