Aphelenchoides obtusus
Thorne & Malek, 1968
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie

0.46 mm; a = 26; b = 6.4; c = 15; V = 70
0.43 mm; a = 29; b = 6.1; c = 13.5; T = 58

Lateral 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
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaIII BB-37 Konza Prairie, First survey