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Specificity oflongidorus cohni as a pathogen of oats

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In a host study of the ectoparasitic nematodeLongidorus cohni, involving six field crops, only oats were found to afford rapid nematode population build-up and to suffer severe damage. No increase in nematode population, plant damage or root symptoms was observed on wheat, barley, purple vetch, field pea or berseem clover.

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Correspondence to M. Mordechai.

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Cohn, E., Mordechai, M. Specificity oflongidorus cohni as a pathogen of oats. Phytoparasitica 2, 45–46 (1974).

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Key Words

  • Nematodes
  • cereals
  • legumes