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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

 

Fig. 1.

Turf grass root infected by female (A) and an oval-shaped saccate female (B) of Meloidogyne graminis. C, oval shaped female detached from root tissues. The head is on the opposite side of perineal pattern along the body axis.

Fig. 2.

Spherical-shaped body of the saccate female of Meloidogyne graminis. The neck region is almost at right angle to the longitudinal body axis.

Fig. 3.

A side view of the vulva and anus on protuberance at the posterior terminal of the body.

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

August

Vol. 51, Iss. 4, Pages 1203-1598

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