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Nematodes associated with weeds and wild plants growing on the banks of water channel bodies at CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana.


A nematode survey was conducted at eight sites located in university campus. Twelve weed species and 20 genera of plant-parasitic nematodes were identified. Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne sp., cyst nematodes, Heterodera sp., Pratylenchus sp., Paratylenchus sp., Tylenchorhynchus sp., Helicotylenchus sp. and Rotylenchulus sp., Criconema sp., Hemicriconemoides sp., etc. were generally the predominant. The four predominant nematode genera, namely, Pratylenchus sp., Paratylenchus sp., Tylenchorhynchus sp. and Helicotylenchus sp. had the highest frequency of occurrence on C. dactylon. Free-living and predatory members of the families Rhabditidae and Mononchidae were also found in these samples.