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In greenhouse experiments, plant height, fresh and dry foliar weight, root weight, and total plant weight of maize were reduced significantly by T. zambiensis at the highest inoculum level (42 nematodes/cm-3 of soil). At lower population levels, effects of Tylenchorhynchus zambiensis on maize growth were inconsistent.
The highest final population (Pf) of T. zambiensis (Pf = 1,825,000 nematodes/pot) was obtained when Pi = 5,000 (4.0 nematodes/cm3 of soil). The reproductive factor (R = Pf/Pi) was 1184.0, 365.8, and 25.2, respectively for Pi = 500, 5,000, or 50,000 per pot.
The authors conclude that T. zambiensis is a weak pathogen of maize.
(Study by Venditti and Noel, 1995).
Migratory ectoparasite - browses on epidermal cells and root hairs.
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Venditti, Maria Eugenia; Noel, Gregory R. 1995. Pathogenicity of Tylenchorhynchus zambiensis to maize. Nematropica 25:7-13.