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Further Observations on Meloidogyne indica Whitehead, 1968 from India

Further Observations on Meloidogyne indica Whitehead, 1968 from India

Matiyar Rahaman Khan1,*, Sabayasachi Pal2, Amit Singh2, Ashok Dhananjaybhai Patel3, Bhagubhai Ambaram Patel3Tushar Manohar Ghule2 and Victor Phani1

1Division of Nematology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, Delhi, India
2Department of Agricultural Entomology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal, India
3Department of Nematology, Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India

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Infestation of citrus root knot nematode (Meloidogyne indica) on the roots of citrus and Bt-cotton was found in Gujarat of India. The detection of M. indica and its diagnostic symptoms on some hosts (citrus and Bt-cotton) was recorded and the nematode species was authentically identified as Meloidogyne indica Whitehead, 1968 which was first time described on citrus from Delhi, India. The species is further characterized based on detailed morphological, morphometric descriptions and beta-esterase phenotyping. The present study elucidated information on M. indica for its easy detection, diagnosis, dimension of damages on citrus, and Bt-cotton under Indian conditions.

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology


Vol. 55, Iss. 1, Pages 1-500


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