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Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Coffee

  • Ricardo M. Souza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. The Crop

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Henrique D. Vieira
      Pages 3-18
  3. The Root-Lesion Nematode, Pratylenchus spp.

  4. The Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne spp.

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Regina M.D.G. Carneiro, Elis T. Cofcewicz
      Pages 87-122
    3. Ricardo M. Souza, Ricardo Bressan-Smith
      Pages 123-147
    4. Vicente P. Campos, Juliana R.C. Silva
      Pages 149-164
    5. Benoît Bertrand, François Anthony
      Pages 165-190
  5. Other Coffee-Associated Nematodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Ricardo M. Souza
      Pages 209-222
  6. World Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Luiz Carlos C.B. Ferraz
      Pages 225-248
    3. Alvaro Gaitán, Carlos Alberto Rivillas, Hernando Cortina
      Pages 249-260
    4. Luc Villain, Adan Hernández, Francisco Anzueto
      Pages 261-275

About this book


This book provides an in-depth review of coffee-parasitic nematodes, which in some regions of the world have decimated plantations since late nineteenth century. Throughout its 17 chapters, written by specialists from many research institutions worldwide, this book reviews key aspects of this subject, such as taxonomy of coffee-parasitic Meloidogyne and Pratylenchus species, nematode management, interference of nematodes on coffee physiology, breeding for nematode-resistance and prospects of development of nematode-resistant transgenic coffees. Some chapters present in detail the nematode problems faced by coffee growers in all major producing countries or regions - such as Brazil, Colombia, Vietnam and Central America - and discuss the achievements of those countries´ nematologists towards minimizing yield losses.


Coffee cultivation Coffee diseases Plant nematology Plant pathology Plantation breeding development genetics morphology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo M. Souza
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense Darcy RibeiroBrazil

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