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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Influence of Monochamus Carolinensis - Derived Substances and Life Stages on the Developmental Biology of the Pinewood Nematode

item Necibi, S - UNIV OF MISSOURI
item Linit, M - UNIV OF MISSOURI
item Coudron, Thomas

Submitted to: National Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 18, 1997
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: The pinewood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, and its insect vector, Monochamus carolinensis, develop in close association within wood of infected trees. Formation of pinewood nematode fourth-stage dispersal juveniles (JIVs), the only nematode life stage carried by the vector, occurred almost exclusively in the presence of M. carolinensis late pupae and callow adults. This pattern was observed with live or pulverized M. carolinensis, suggesting that material from the beetle caused JIV formation. M. carolinensis-derived substances associated with adult eclosion were investigated for their role in pinewood nematode JIV formation.

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