Nematodes of Quarantine Importance

  • N. G. Ravichandra


Phytonematodes have ever been an unseen and often underestimated menace in horticultural crops across the globe. Besides causing damage due to their own feeding, nematodes also incite or aggravate fungal and bacterial diseases and serve as vectors of many plant viruses. The maxim “prevention is better than cure” is particularly true with nematodes. Once established in a given area, the nematodes are almost impossible to eliminate. Substantial crop losses from phytonematodes could be much greater if species currently causing localized damage became more widespread.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. G. Ravichandra
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  1. 1.AICRP (Nematodes) Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of Agricultural SciencesBangaloreIndia

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