Spiral nematodes of the genus Helicotylenchus are among the most ubiquitous With the exception of Helicotylenchus multicinctus, spiral nematodes are not. The damage symptoms are similar to those caused by other serious root endoparasites of the family Pratylenchidae, both on banana plants and plantains. The life cycle and mating behavior of Helicotylenchus multicinctus (Nematoda: Hoplolaimidae) were observed in vitro on excised roots of Musa cavendishii in.

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Heavy infection by Helicotylenchus spp. These findings agreed with the original and previous descriptions of this nematode species Siddiqi, Refer to Helicotylenchus for morphological description.

Multiinctus turfgrasses, Helicotylenchus paxilli has been shown to reduce root length and cause thinning of turf. Tylenchida Animals described in This report consists the first integrated identification of both nematode species based on morphometric and molecular characteristics and confirms the occurrence of these two nematodes in Greece as had been stated in earlier reports.

A molecular phylogenetic approach to Longidoridae Nematoda: Journal of Nematology Longidoridae from Russia and other countries using rRNA genes. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Reported median body size for this species Length mm; width micrometers – Click: Radopholus similis and other nematode species on banana.

Helicotylenchus multicinctus (banana spiral nematode)

Distribution Back to Top Helicotylenchus spp. If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use. Plant pests of quarantine importance to the Caribbean.

Chemical Control Due to the variable regulations around de- registration of pesticides, we are for the moment not including multlcinctus specific chemical control recommendations.


The second-stage juvenile is characterized by having a ventral digitate tail multicunctus, which disappears during the second moult. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The spread of spiral nematodes in banana roots and their control. The tail is asymmetrical, being curved dorsally with a rounded projection in many species Figure 6.

A seashore paspalum golf tee box infested with Helicotylenchus paxilli. A survey of banana diseases in sucker propagated plantations in Crete. Plant parasitic nematodes of New Jersey. Photograph by William T.

Infected plants are stunted and may topple. While Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus is a parasite of many economically important plants, it is seldom considered a major pest on most of them.

Plant nematode problems of the Windward Islands. Because these symptoms could be induced by other causes, a laboratory assay conducted by a qualified diagnostic lab such as the Florida Nematode Assay Lab is required for a positive diagnosis.


Helicotylenchus multicinctus on bananas: Ultimately feeding deprives the plant of water and nutrients and can lead to shorten plant stand. Nematode surveys in the rhizosphere of grapevines in Athens carried out in andyielded a Longidorus species identified as Longidorus euonymus.

Groups of eggs, orientated parallel to the long cell axes, were frequently observed in discoloured cortical tissues. Crop Protection, 27 All stages of the nematode may be found within roots and, perhaps, the entire life cycle is completed there, but there is no evidence of nematode migration through the cortex. Lip region hemispherical, slightly offset, with usually 4 annules and a prominent oral depression terminally; framework heavily sclerotized, with conspicuous outer margins extending posteriorly through 3 to 4 body annules, which are much narrower at that region than at others.

Field responses of bermudagrass and seashore paspalum to sting and spiral nematodes. A combination of morphological evaluation, morphometrics, and molecular phylogenetic inference should be used to accurately determine the species of an individual population Subbotin et al. Hoplolaimidae Introduction – Distribution – Life Cycle and Biology – Hosts – Symptoms – Identification – Economic Importance – Management – Selected References Introduction Back to Top The common name spiral nematode is most often applied to nematodes in the genus Helicotylenchusbut it is also sometimes applied to other genera in the family Hoplolaimidae, including RotylenchusAorolaimusScutellonemaand Peltamigratus.


The extensive host range of Helicotylenchus spp.

Retrieved from ” https: Nematologia Mediterranea, 11 1: However, morphometric characteristic or molecular data of the nematode were not provided.

Israel Journal of Agricultural Research. In Cuba, the nematode was detected in 32 host plants, including beets, common beans, carrots, helicotyenchus, garlic, hairy cotton, head cabbages, lettuces, melons, peas, rape and watermelons Stoyanov, The body of Helicotylenchus spp.

Morphology of a local population of Helicotylenchus multicinctus from Southern Italy. Fundamental and Applied Nematology Heavy infestations may cause root necrosis. De Guiran G; Vilardebo A, Hlicotylenchus and polymerase chain reaction conditions used in this research were specified in Vrain et al. Root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne spp.

Helicotylenchus multicinctus

Ovaries paired, symmetrical, but sometimes the posterior one is reduced. Pest or symptoms not hhelicotylenchus to the naked eye but usually visible under light microscope. Articles from Journal of Nematology are provided here courtesy of Society of Nematologists.