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Aphelenchoides bougainvilli n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from around Bougainvillea spectabilis L. from Pakistan

Aphelenchoides bougainvilli n. sp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from around Bougainvillea spectabilis L. from Pakistan

Samreen Khan*, Salma Javed and Nasira Kazi

National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan.

 
*Correspondence | Samreen Khan, National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan; Email: samreenkhan3336@gmail.com

ABSTRACT

A population of Aphelenchoides bougainvilli n. sp. was retrieved from soil sample collected around roots of paper flower (Bougainvillea spectabilis L.), thoroughly described and illustrated from village Sarai Naurang located in southern district Lakki Marwat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The population was identified as new species and related with Group 2 of Aphelenchoides species, distinguished via length of female’s body 428-444 µm (0.42-0.44 mm), cephalic region rounded and offset. Lateral field found with three incisures. Cuticle finely annulated, about 1µm apart. Stylet 10 µm (10±0), delicate with minute basal knobs. Excretory pore located 2 µm anterior to the metacarpus and 44 µm from cephalic end. Vulva anteriad, having slight elevated anterior and posterior lips. Post urine sac (PUS) short (15-20 µm), and covering 16.6-20% of vulva-anus distance. Tail small (24-26.5 µm), conical, about 3 times long to anal diameter and with a small, single mucro (1 µm).

 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 54, Iss. 5, Pages 2003-2500

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