Root-Knot Nematode Surveys of Cultivated Areas in East Africa

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1960
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Whitehead A.G
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Several species of the plant-parasitic nematode genus Meloidogyne Goeldi ("root-knot" nematodes) are known to be widely distributed in East Africa, i.e. in Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika and Zanzibar (Whitehead. Unpublished data). Their presence in the roots of infested plants is generally associated with the production of "knots" or galls in the roots. Within which the nematodes feed. Such galls. Not to be confused with the bacterial nodules of legumes, or other gall-forming organisms, are known on the roots of almost every major and minor crop plant and on a large number of weed species in this region.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXVI (2), p. 87-91