Author: N. JAVED, M. INAM-UL-HAQ AND H.U. KHAN
Publishing Date: 2005
Volume 23 Issue 2
A survey of botanical garden of University of Agriculture, Faisalabad was conducted for plant parasitic nematodes. Plants showing characteristic symptoms like yellowing and stunting were uprooted and examined. Two plants species viz., Cordyline terminalis and Psoralea corylifolia L. were found with heavy galling on their roots. Under stereomicroscope mature females from infested roots were dissected and perineal patters were prepared. They were identified as Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White, 1919) Chitwood, 1949 and M. javanica (Treub, 1885) Chitwood, 1949 (Eisenback et al., 1981). Mixed population of M. incognita and M. javanica was found in both plants. M. incognita pattern resembles in having a distinct dorsal arch composed of smooth to wavy lines and no lateral incisures, while M. javanica in having a low dorsal arch and distinct lateral incisures. These hosts are new record of M. incognita and M. javanica, not reported earlier in Pakistan (Maqbool & Shahina, 2001; Khanzada & Khan, 2003; Zarina, 2004).