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Investigations on the white-tip nematode (Aphelenchoides besseyi Christie, 1942) of rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Nandakumar, C.; Prasad, J.S.; Rao, Y.S.; Rao, J.

Indian Journal of Nematology 5(1): 62-69


ISSN/ISBN: 0303-6960
Accession: 000415071

Aphelenchoides besseyi were activated from their dormant state by soaking infested rice seeds in water at 28 deg C for 12 to 15 hours. The nematodes first feed on the tender primordium of the sprouting seeds but later migrate to the leaf as it unfurls. Symptoms of white-tip disease appear on leaves 16 days after germination.

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