Rotylenchulus borealis n.sp. with a key to the species of Rotylenchulus

P.A.A. Loof, M. Oostenbrink

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Rotylenchulus borealis n.sp. is described and illustrated from specimens collected from the roots of grasses near Arnhem, Netherlands. Dimensions of males and of immature and mature females are given. The species occurs in other localities in the Netherlands and has been found in soil around plum, apple and strawberry roots; a single immature female has also been recorded from a potato field in Yugoslavia. Adult females of R. borealis occur predominantly only on the roots of grasses near fruit trees-possibly this is because the soil type of most large Dutch orchards is suitable for the nematode. A key to the 6 described species of Rotylenchulus and a differential diagnosis for R. borealis are given. R. leiperi is cited as a new combination for Leiperotylenchus leiperi Das, 1960. T.D.W.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-90
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1962


  • differential diagnosis
  • fruits
  • new combination
  • new species
  • orchards
  • roots
  • soil
  • strawberries
  • Fragaria
  • Netherlands
  • Rosaceae
  • Rosales
  • dicotyledons
  • angiosperms
  • Spermatophyta
  • plants
  • eukaryotes
  • Benelux
  • Developed Countries
  • European Union Countries
  • Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • OECD Countries
  • Western Europe
  • Europe
  • Balkans
  • Southern Europe
  • Mediterranean Region
  • Yugoslavia
  • taxonomy


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