Ditylenchus destructor Thorne, 1945

Nematoda, Anguinidae

gall

Buhr mentions this species as a causer of galls in potato. The nematode feeds on the underground storage tissues of a number of plants species, like Dahlia, Gladiolus, Iris, Solanum, Taraxacum, Tulipa. It often is associated with a bacterium, and particularly then tissue rot may ensue.

references

Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1965a).

31/08/2014

mod 28.vi.2017