Meloidogyne javanica
(Treub, 1885) Chitwood, 1949
Heterodera javanica Treub, 1885
Tylenchus (Heterodera) javanica (Treub, 1885) Cobb, 1890
Anguillula javanica (Treub, 1885) Lavergne, 1901
M. javanica javanica (Treub, 1885) Chitwood, 1949
M. javanica bauruensis Lordello, 1956
M. lucknowica Singh, 1969
M. lordelloi da Ponte, 1969
M. bauruensis (Lordello, 1956) Esser et al., 1976

M. javanica is the second most common species of Meloidogyne. It is distributed worldwide and is most prevalent in hot, dry regions. Like M. incognita and M. arenaria, it does not suvive in cold climates. It has a wide host range and variants to the standard host differential identification test have been reported.
It is a mitotically parthenogenetic species with chromosome numbers of 43-48. In RFLP and isozyme analyses, M. javanica most often clusters with M. arenaria.
Morphological Identification
Perineal patterns of female M. javanica are commonly distinguished by their patterns of lateral lines converging on the tail. The male head is diagnostic in its high, rounded head cap formed by the labial disk and medial lips. Second stage juvenile length ranges from 400 -560um.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
JC-10 UU
JC-10 WW