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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2002  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 3  |  Page No.: 297 - 298

Aphelenchoides besseyi (Christie, 1942) on Rice: A New Record in Egypt

Amin W. Amin    

Abstract: A survey of plant parasitic nematodes in the paddies of Dakahlia and Sharkia governorates in Nile Delta of Egypt revealed the presence of Aphelenchoides besseyi for the first time in Egypt. The nematode observed is " White tip" leaf disease symptoms of 3-5 cm of the rice leaf tip which become necrotic, followed by reduction in size of the panicle and decrease in the size and number of grains. Morphological feature and morphometric measurements of female and male specimens corresponded very well with A. besseyi recorded before. Egyptian population may had a shorter spear length and shorter male spicules length.

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