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Abstract

Studies on Longidoridae (Nematoda, Dorylaimida) and raspberry ringspot virus spread in some artichoke fields in Greece.

Abstract

A survey of leaf and soil samples from 7 different artichoke fields in the Marathon region near Athens, Greece, and from one field in the Iria area, showed that raspberry ringspot virus was widespread and occurred as strains serologically different from those originally found in artichoke fields in Greece and Turkey. Negative results were obtained in transmission tests undertaken with 2 different species of Longidorus, L. euonymus and L. proximus, which were found in the rhizosphere of infected artichokes. The morphometric characters of the Greek populations of L. euonymus, L. proximus and Xiphinema pachtaicum are similar to the original descriptions of the species.