Some New Species of Plant Parasitic Nematodes from Tea Plantation in Iran

Document Type : Research Article



In order to identify of plant parasitic nematodes of Tea plantation, 340 samples of soil around the roots of Tea were collected from different parts of the provinces of Guilan and Mazandaran during different season of 2010-2011. After extraction, killing, fixing and transferring to anhydrous glycerol, the nematodes were mounted on permanent microscopic slides and nematodes identified by using light microscope equipped with digital camera, based on morphological and morphometric characters using valid keys. In this study, 24 species belonging 12 genera were identified. Aphelenchoides asteromucronatus and Paratylenchus holdmani are reported for the first time from Iran, Paratylenchus elachistus, described.


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