Author: K. A. Tabassum, J. Salma and H. Sagir

Publishing Date: 2017

E-ISSN: 0255-7576

Volume 35 Issue 2


A survey of District Hunza, Gilgit and Nager, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan was conducted during January, 2017. Out of 20 soil samples, 6 samples were found positive for Steinernema species. One sample of Prunus avium had Steinernema affine from Hunza, two samples had S. cholashanense from Juglans nigra and Malus pumila from Gilgit, and three samples harboured S. feltiae from Prunus armeniaca, Prunus persica and Malus pumila from Nager. This paper deals with re-description of S. affine based on comparative study of morphological and molecular characteristics with brief study of S. cholashanense and S. feltiae. S. affine Pak. G.S.356 deposited in NCBI with accession number MF150033; S. cholashanense Pak.G.S.350 and Pak. G.S.355 with accession numbers MF125282 and MF0339642, respectively; S. feltiae Pak. G.S. 354, 357, 358 deposited with accession numbers MF150034, MF158314 and MF144570, respectively

Keywords: Taxonomy, Steinernema affine, S. cholashanense, S. feltiae, new records, Gilgit – Baltistan

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