On the species status of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne mayaguensis Rammah & Hirschmann, 1988

G. Karssen, J. Liao, Z. Kan, E. van Heese, L.J.M.F. Nijs

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Abstract

Holo- and paratypes of the root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne mayaguensis Rammah & Hirschmann, 1988 and M. enterolobii Yang & Eisenback, 1983 were morphometrically and morphologically compared. All observed female, male and second-stage juvenile morphometrical and morphological characters are identical for the two studied species. Additionally, contradictions between the original species descriptions were unravelled. The present study of holo- and paratypes confirms the taxonomical status of Meloidogyne mayaguensis as a junior synonym for M. enterolobii.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)67-77
JournalZooKeys
Volume181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • n-sp meloidogynidae
  • populations
  • enterolobii
  • phenotypes
  • tomato
  • china

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