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Abstract

Some plant-parasitic nematodes associated with cotton and chickpea in southern Spain with description of Amplimerlinius magnistylus sp. n.

Abstract

Plant parasitic nematodes associated with the rhizosphere of cotton and chickpea at Valle del Guadalquivir (southern Spain) are described. Amplimerlinius magnistylus sp. nov. from soil around the roots of chickpeas is characterized by: females with L = 1.7 (1.5-2.0) mm; stylet = 43 (40-47) µm long; c' = 2.8 (2.4-3.3); lip region anteriorly flattened and bearing 8 (7-10) annuli; long tail with 66 (54-88) annuli and lateral field areolated in oesophageal and tail regions and males with stylet 41 (39-44) µm long and spicules 42 (38-45) µm long. Other species described and figured are Trophurus imperialis, Helicotylenchus tunisiensis, H. pseudorobustus, Pratylenchus thornei, P. penetrans and Tylenchorhynchus clarus.