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Ultrastructural Characterization of Meloidogyne graminis from Golf Course Turf Grasses in Peninsular Malaysia

Ultrastructural Characterization of Meloidogyne graminis from Golf Course Turf Grasses in Peninsular Malaysia

Shamsudin Bojang1, Idris Abd Ghani2, Jugah Kadir1, Adamu Saidu Paiko1, Yasir Iftikhar3 and Muhammad Kamran3,4,*

1Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
2Center for Insect Systematic, School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
3Department of Plant Pathology, University College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Sargodha 40100, Punjab
4Plant Pathology Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, 38000, Punjab

*      Corresponding author: mkamran.uaf.pk@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT

During year 2015, a survey was conducted in 18 golf course greens from nine states (Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Johor, Pahang, Perak, Kedah, Pulau Pinang and Wilayah Persekutuan) of Peninsular Malaysia for nematode, Meloidogyne graminis infections on the turf grasses. Samples were collected based on the sparsely growth and chlorotic appearance of the greens. A total of 36 soils and roots sample were collected. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to identify the parasitic nematode. Both the field symptoms and SEM micrographs confirmed that the nematode isolate was M. graminis. Since this nematode has been known to damage the greens and other plants in other part of the world then the probability for the specie to adapt to other hosts other than the family of poaceae under Malaysian climate should not be discounted. Therefore, screening and restriction of movement of planting materials be observed critically.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 51, Iss. 5, Pages 1599-1997

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