Author: M.A. Haq, K. Mahmood, M. Shahid, S.A. Khan and A. Tahir

Publishing Date: 2014

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume 32 Issue 1


Melilotus indica (sanji or yellow sweet clover) and Chenopodium murale (krund) were recorded as new hosts of root-knot nematode (RKN) in the area around the Plant Pathology Research Institute, Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Faisalabad, Pakistan. Yellow sweet clover and krund roots found moderately infested with root-knot nematode galls and whitish pear-shaped mature females were isolated from these root-galls. On these hosts, the most common and abundant species of rootknot nematode M. incognita (Kofoid & White, 1919) Chitwood, 1949 was identified on the basis of perineal patterns (Eisenback et al., 1981). These new host records of M. incognita have not been hitherto reported in Pakistan (Zarina & Maqbool, 1991; Maqbool & Shahina, 2001; Khanzada & Khan, 2003; Zarina, 2004; Khan et al., 2005; Erum et al., 2005; Shahid et al., 2006, 2007, 2008; Shahina et al., 2009; Haq et al., 2012).