Author: F. Toumi, L. Waeyenberge, R. Yousef, H. Khalil, K. Al-Assas and M. Moens

Publishing Date: 2014

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume 32 Issue 2


A survey of 35 tomato greenhouses from Syrian provinces Tartus and Lattakia revealed the presence of Meloidogyne incognita and M. javanica. In Lattakia province, M. javanica was the dominant species (91%) and M. incognita found only once (9%). In Tartus province, M. incognita was the most prevalent species particularly in the southern parts (76%) and M. javanica occurred in several locations (24%) in northern Tartus. The majority of the sampled tomato cultivars were infected with two Meloidogyne species; once both species were detected on the same variety

Keywords: Distribution, Meloidogyne spp., tomato greenhouses, Tartus, Lattakia, Syria