Meloidogyne graminicola
Golden and Birchfield, 1965
Photo Gallery- Specimen Photos

M. graminicola is a common species in the tropics and subtropics where in infects numerous grasses including rice. It is a facultative, meiotic parthenogen, with a haploid chromosome number of 18.
Enzyme phenotypes cluster M. graminicola with M. graminis. DNA sequence of the ITS region suggests a large genetic distance when compared to M. hapla, M. mayaguensis, M. chitwoodi, and the three major species.
Morphological Identification:
The tail tip of the second stage juvenile tapers to a long, fine point with a long hyaline region.

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
Homestead FL-03 Homestead, Florida
Homestead FL-03 H Homestead, Florida