Rammah & Hirschmann, 1988
This Meloidogyne mayaguensis is a tropical or subtropical root-knot nematode
reported in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Senegal and South Africa, and recently
in Florida of the United States. Female M. mayaguensis have a cuticular
perineal pattern rounded to adorso-ventrally oval similar to that of M.
arenaria with a very distinct circular tail tip area, which is free
of striae. This root-knot nematode has sedentary endoparasitic habits.
Second-stage juveniles (J2) penetrate host roots where they establisha
specialized feeding site (giant cells) in the stele. As J2 develop, they
cause root swellings and become swollen females. Females rupture root cortex
and some time protrude from the root surface with egg masses. J2 emerge
from the egg masses and migrate in the soil. (For more information, see
Pest List entry)
DNA Sequences Obtained