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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: A New Nematode Trapping Fungus Infesting Meloidogyne Arenaria

item Carta, Lynn
item Meyer, Susan
item Rehner, Stephen

Submitted to: Helminthological Society of Washington Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 29, 2003
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Unthrifty Meloidogyne arenaria greenhouse cultures had been maintained on tomato plants in the Beltsville, Maryland, Nematology Laboratory greenhouse. Fungal isolations from second-stage juveniles containing chlamydospores yielded a species in the Moniliales with smooth-walled chlamydospores, stalked adhesive pads, and anastomosing hyphal rings. Caenorhabditis elegans were also trapped. Morphological and ITSrDNA comparisons with published descriptions indicate this is a previously undescribed species with interesting biocontrol potential.

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