Author: C. C. Famina , A. Usman and M. K. M. Nasser

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume 35 Issue 2


To determine the types, frequency of occurrence and population densities of plant parasitic nematodes in soil samples associated with banana (Musa paradisiaca), a survey was conducted in the Kondotty Taluk of Malappuram district, Kerala, India. A total of 12 genera of nematodes including six commonly occurring nematodes in the banana rhizosphere, three new records from banana and one new unidentified genus were obtained during the survey. Two free-living nematodes were also frequently observed in the analyzed soil samples from banana rhizosphere including Caenorhabditis elegans and Mononc

Keywords: Survey, banana, plant parasitic nematodes, occurrence.

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