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Abstract

Identification and characterization of pale potato cyst nematode (Globodera pallida) in Teplá, the Czech Republic.

Abstract

In July 2011, soil samples from a potato field located in the area of Teplá (Karlovy Vary Region) in the Czech Republic were collected, and the cysts extracted were identified as G. pallida according to microscopic observation of cyst fenestra, morphology of juveniles and sequence analysis of internal transcribed spacer regon of rDNA. This is thought to be the first detection of G. pallida in the free-cultivation area of Karlovy Vary Region, and only the second in the Czech Republic since then first report in 2003.