Symptoms: Stunting in shoots and roots of pearl millet. General symptoms on maize include poor root growth, moderate stunting, chlorosis (Shurtleff 1980).
Pathogen and disease characteristics: Ectoparasitic nematode. See primary citation for species descriptions.
Host range: Wide. Includes grasses, cereals, tobacco, cotton, legumes, pepper, tomato, others (Shurtleff 1980).
Geographic distribution: Not defined in primary citation. Isolated from root zone of pearl millet in India.
Nomenclature discrepancies:Additional species isolated from pearl millet root zone:Tylenchorhynchus brassicae Siddiqi, T. mashoodi Siddiqi & Basir.
Seed transmission: Not transmitted by seed.
Primary citation:Sethi and Swarup 1968.
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