Native-plant hosts of Meloidogyne spp. from Western Paraná, Brazil

The present study was focused on the parasitism of Meloidogyne species on the roots of native nursery plants from the Atlantic forest. Native plants were selected from a commercial nursery in Western Paraná, searching for the natural infection of Meloidogyne. Also, the seeds of native plants were cu...

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Publication Date:2012
Main Author: Antes, Vanessa A.
Other Authors: Comerlato, Anna P., Schuelter, Adílson Ricken, Carneiro, Regina M.D.G., Furlanetto, Cleber
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Instituto de Tecnologia do Paraná - Tecpar
Online Access:http://repositorio.unb.br/handle/10482/28570
https://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132012000200005
Citation:Braz. arch. biol. technol.,v.55,n.2,p.213-219,2012
Portuguese abstract:The present study was focused on the parasitism of Meloidogyne species on the roots of native nursery plants from the Atlantic forest. Native plants were selected from a commercial nursery in Western Paraná, searching for the natural infection of Meloidogyne. Also, the seeds of native plants were cultivated in sterile soil and inoculated with M. incognita. In both the experiments, the number of galls and number of eggs and J2 per root, allied to the reproduction factor of M. incognita on each inoculated plant were assessed. Natural infection by M. javanica was found on Cordia ecalyculata, Citharexyllum myrianthum and Aspidosperma subincanum and by M. incognita on Croton urucurana, Lonchocarpus muehlbergianus, Tabebuia impetiginosa and T. serratifolia. Meloidogyne incognita induced galls formation on Genipa americana, Schinus terebinthifolius and Rollinia mucosa after inoculation, which suggested that those plants could host this nematode in natural biomes. Nursery soil should be disinfested before seeding the native forest plants for reforestation purposes