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Abstract

First report of Leipotylenchus abulbosus in Iran.

Abstract

Leipotylenchus abulbosus belongs to the family Tylenchidae, subfamily Leipotylenchinae, and order Tylenchida. During the spring and autumn months of 2008-10, a total of 80 samples were collected from rhizosphere soil of symptomatic plants including wheat, beet (Beta vulgaris) and maize from Meighan and Gavar regions of Markazi Province in central Iran. Plants were dwarfed and leaves were chlorotic. Diseased plants comprised ∼7% of all plants in the field. The nematode was identified based on morphometric and morphological characteristics of females and males. This is thought to be the first report of L. abulbosus infecting wheat, beet and maize plants in Iran.