fields with 4 minute incisures. Lip
region set off by constriction. Spear 8u-10u long with
small rounded knobs. Intestinal cells each with 2 nuclei. Esophageal glands
extending back 4 times body width. Labia of vulva
elevated; vagina extending in and forward; ovary with about 10 oocytes
arranged in single file. Posterior uterine branch about twice as long as
body width, serving as a spermatheca.
Aphelenchoides obtusus is immediately distinguished among the smaller members of the genus by the rounded tails and double nuclei of intestinal cells.
Habitat: Prairie sod above canal west of Sidney, Montana.
(Description- Thorne and Malek, 1968)
DNA Sequences Obtained
|KonzaIII BB-37||Konza Prairie, First survey|