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Abstract

First report of Meloidogyne luci parasitizing Glycine max in Brazil.

Abstract

In November 2015, soyabean cv. Nidera 5909 plants exhibiting many galls on the roots were detected and sampled in areas from Palmeira das Missões county, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The nematode identification carried out by esterase phenotypes, perineal patterns, morphological measurement of second stage juveniles and sequencing of the ribosomal DNA region named the causal nematode as Meloidogyne luci. This is thought to be the first report of M. luci parasitizing soyabean roots in Brazil.