Invasive Species Compendium

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Meloidogyne minor



Meloidogyne minor


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  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Meloidogyne minor
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Nematoda
  •       Family: Meloidogynidae
  •         Genus: Meloidogyne
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Meloidogyne minor Karssen et al.

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Nematoda
  •             Family: Meloidogynidae
  •                 Genus: Meloidogyne
  •                     Species: Meloidogyne minor

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 17 Dec 2021
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


SwedenPresent, Few occurrences
United KingdomPresent
-Northern IrelandPresent

North America

United StatesPresent, Localized
-WashingtonPresent, Localized


New ZealandPresent, Localized


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CABI/EPPO, 2005. Meloidogyne minor. Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, No. 964. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Karssen G; Bolk RJ; Aelst AC van; Beld I van den; Kox LFF; Korthals G; Molendijk L; Zijlstra C; Hoof R van; Cook R, 2004. Description of Meloidogyne minor n. sp. (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae), a root-knot nematode associated with yellow patch disease in golf courses. Nematology, 6(1):59-72.

Thoden TC; Korthals GW; Visser J; Gastel-Topper Wvan, 2012. A field study on the host status of different crops for Meloidogyne minor and its damage potential on potatoes. Nematology, 14(3):277-284.

Distribution References

CABI, EPPO, 2005. Meloidogyne minor. [Distribution map]. In: Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases, Wallingford, UK: CAB International. Map 964. DOI:10.1079/DMPD/20066500964

EPPO, 2021. EPPO Global database. In: EPPO Global database, Paris, France: EPPO.

McClure M A, Nischwitz C, Skantar A M, Schmitt M E, Subbotin S A, 2012. Root-knot nematodes in golf course greens of the western United States. Plant Disease. 96 (5), 635-647. DOI:10.1094/PDIS-09-11-0808

Seebens H, Blackburn T M, Dyer E E, Genovesi P, Hulme P E, Jeschke J M, Pagad S, Pyšek P, Winter M, Arianoutsou M, Bacher S, Blasius B, Brundu G, Capinha C, Celesti-Grapow L, Dawson W, Dullinger S, Fuentes N, Jäger H, Kartesz J, Kenis M, Kreft H, Kühn I, Lenzner B, Liebhold A, Mosena A (et al), 2017. No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide. Nature Communications. 8 (2), 14435.

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