Author: A.R. MUSARRAT, B. ZARINA AND F. SHAHINA
Publishing Date: 2007
Volume 25 Issue 2
During 2006, survey of Sindh was conduced for the detection of plant parasitic nematodes.Guava (Psidium guajava L.) and cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba (L.) Taubert) showed infestation of root-knot nematode. Upon examination of the root-galls, mature females were found attached in abundance with heavy infestation of roots. The species of Meloidogyne were identified on the basis of characteristic perineal pattern of the mature females (Eisenback et al., 1981). Mixed population of M. incognita (Kofoid & White, 1919) Chitwood, 1949 and M. javanica (Treub, 1885) Chitwood, 1949 were recorded on guava collected from Thatta whereas M. incognita was found on cluster bean collected from Gharo. These plants appeared to be the new hosts of the root-knot nematodes in Pakistan, not previously reported by Maqbool & Shahina (2001), Zarina (2004) and Erum et al., (2005).