Photo Gallery- Costa Rica
Female. Sedentary, globose with projecting neck. No preadult vermiform female stage. Cuticle moderately thick; annulation forming finger-print like pattern around vulva and anus. Labial disc dumb-bell shaped, not detached from labial sectors. Cephalic framework and spear delicate. Excretory pore anterior to median oesophageal bulb, often only slightly posterior to stylet base. Vulva and anus terminal; perineal region flush or slightly raised. No cyst stage. Eggs not retained in body but deposited in a gelatinous matrix (exception Meloidogyne spartinae where eggs ate deposited individually without gelatinous matrix).
Male. Labial area low, not set-off, irregularly annulated. Lateral field with four lines.
Juveniles. Second stage juveniles migratory, vermiform. Cephalic framework and spear delicate. Labial area not set-off. Late second-stage sedentary, swollen (spike-tailed). Third and fourth stages occurring within the second stage cuticle, devoid of stylet.
Specimens from Costa Rica
Meloidogyne sp. (1)
DNA Sequences Obtained
|Brito DPI I||in culture|
Species found: at:
|M. graminis||Konza Prairie|
|M partityla||New Mexico|
Species List (from Siddiqi, 2000)