Root-knot nematodes

G. Karssen, M. Moens

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This chapter covers the life cycle, behaviour, survival, cytogenetics, general morphology, post-infection development, and management and control (through cultural, physical, chemical and biological methods, and crop resistance) of root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne arenaria, M. artiella, M. chitwoodi, M. exigua, M. fallax, M. graminicola, M. hapla, M. incognita, M. javanica and M. naasi); effects of root-knot nematode parasitism on the cell structure, growth and yield of host plants; biochemical and molecular identification of root-knot nematodes (protein electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction); and interactions of root-knot nematodes with plant pathogens
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlant nematology
EditorsR.N. Perry, M. Moens
ISBN (Print)9781845930561
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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    Karssen, G., & Moens, M. (2006). Root-knot nematodes. In R. N. Perry, & M. Moens (Eds.), Plant nematology (pp. 59-90). CABI.