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Aspects on the attachment of Pasteuria penetrans on root-knot nematodes

Giannakou, I.O.; Gowen, S.R.; Davies, K.G.

Russian Journal of Nematology 10(1): 25-31


ISSN/ISBN: 0869-6918
Accession: 003652392

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Variability in spore attachment of the bacterial parasite P. penetrans to second stage juveniles of Meloidogyne javanica and M. incognita populations originating from different locations were recorded. Culture of an isolate of P. penetrans on a M. incognita population did not reveal a high compatibility with the nematode population in subsequent attachment tests. However, culture of P. penetrans on a mixed M. javanica/M. incognita population resulted in high attachment ability on both species.

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