Author: E.O. SALAWU AND I.A. DARABIDAN
Publishing Date: 2010
Volume: 28 Issue: 2
Sixteen selected ornamental plants were screened for resistance against infection by a root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita in a screenhouse. Nerium orleander and Thunbergia erectawereresistant to infection while Acalypha torta, lxora coccinea, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Duranta sp.,Acalypha tricolor, Duranta sp., Cordiaeum variegatum, Cordyline terminalis, Acalypha sp.,Dieffenbachia picta and Quisqualis indica were moderately to highly susceptible to nematode infection. Galled roots of infected plants contained developmental stages of Meloidogyne incognita.