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Abstract

Plant-parasitic nematodes associated with maize-bean intercropping systems in Kenya.

Abstract

Identifications of plant parasitic nematodes from maize-bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) intercropping systems in the western highlands of Kenya during 1998-99 revealed the presence of 17 species belonging to ten genera, viz. Ditylenchus sp., Helicotylenchus dihystera, Helicotylenchus pseudorobustus, Hemicriconemoides snoecki, Meloidogyne incognita, M. javanica, Paratrichodorus minor, Pratylenchus brachyurus, Pratylenchus zeae, Rotylenchulus borealis, Scutellonema brachyurua [Scutellonema brachyurum], S. clathricaudatum, S. magniphasmum, Tylenchorhynchus sp., Xiphinema elongatum, X. pinoides and X. setariae. The species are discussed in relation to their occurrence in some neighbouring countries.