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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: On the description of two new species of Paurodontella (Nematoda: Paurodontinae) with a key and diagnostic compendium to the species of the genus

item Handoo, Zafar
item Iqbal, Erum
item Kazi, Nasira
item Fayyaz, Shahina

Submitted to: Society of Nematology Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/12/2009
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Two new species of Paurodontella collected around the roots of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) are described and illustrated. One new species is characterized by having a short cylindrical, robust body markedly tapering at both ends with an anteriorly located vulva, short post-uterine sac, lateral field with four incisures, excretory pore at the base of esophagus, fusiform median bulb and straight pointed tail with a long thorn-like mucronate terminus. The other new species has a longer and very slender body with posterior vulva, lateral field with four incisures, and short conoid mucronate tail. An identification key to 10 valid species of Paurodontella is given. A compendium of the most important diagnostic characters with illustrations of each species is included as a practical alternative and supplement to the key. The diagnosis of Paurodontella is emended and a list of all worldwide valid species of the genus is given. Additional information regarding distribution of the two new species and their importance is needed.

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