Redescription of Heterodea zeae, the Corn Cyst Nematode, with SEM Observations
AbstractHeterodera zeae, the corn cyst nematode, is redescribed and illustrated with comparative details and measurements of females, cysts, and larvae from Maryland, USA; and India. Scanning electron micrographs o f specimens from the United States are also presented. Revised measurements for the larval stylet and new diadnostic characters, especially in the cyst cone, for H. zeae are given. The relationship of H . zeae to close species is discussed. Key words: Heterodera zeae, cyst nematode, species, taxonomy, identification, distribution.
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