Genus Pararotylenchus

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Female: Body spiral to C-shaped. Labial region annulated; oral opening slit-like; round labial disc present; amphid apertures enlongate at lateral edge of disc; first lip annulus divided into six lip sectors; lateral sectors smaller than the others (SEM). Lateral field with four lines. Labial framework, stylet and stylet knobs average sized for the family; knobs round to indented. DGO about 4 - 7 um from stylet base. Esophageal glands not overlapping intestine, symmetrically arranged around esophageal lumen. Two genital branches outstretched, equally developed. Epitygma double, present. Tail short, of variable shape, usually more curved on dorsal side; phasmids small, pore- like, near level of anus.

Male: Caudal alae enveloping tail. Gubernaculum reflexed distally and with small titllae. Spicules trough-shaped. No secondary sexual dimorphism.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaVII AA-143 Konza Prairie, First survey
Konza VII AA-137 Konza Prairie, First survey
Konza VII EE-66 Konza Prairie, First survey

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