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PAES-TAKAHASHI, Vanessa dos Santos et al. Detection of Meloidogyne Enterolobii in mulberry seedlings (Morus nigra L.). Cienc. Rural [online]. 2015, vol.45, n.5, pp.757-759. ISSN 0103-8478.

Trade seedlings without certification contributed to spread pests and diseases which can cause a large damage to grown plants. In Itapetininga (SP), was seized by Agricultural Defense staff, seedlings of barbados cherry, guava and mulberry, sold in trucks, all of that had galls on roots, typical symptom caused by Meloidogyne spp. Specie identification was made by morphology of female perineal pattern and male head, as well as characterization of esterase enzyme phenotype. It was confirmed the presence of M. enterolobii in the samples analyzed. This is the first report of M. enterolobii in mulberry seedlings in the world.

Keywords : nematode; Psidium guajava; Malpighia emarginata..

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