In early spring 2002 nematodes of the X. americanum group were found in soil samples taken near the roots of peach trees from an orchard at Bilje near Nova Gorica, Slovenia. Re-sampling in different locations in the same area confirmed their presence in high numbers (from 5 LIP to 100 nematodes/100 ml soil). Adult females and juveniles were isolated and identified morphologically and using methods of molecular taxonomy as Xiphinema rivesi. In addition, morphometrical variability of X. rivesi, isolated from different host plants was examined.
|Journal||Russian Journal of Nematology|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|