Aphelenchoides saprophilus Franklin, 1957

Sánchez-Monge, Alcides, Flores, Lorena, Salazar, Luis, Hockland, Sue & Bert, Wim, 2015, An updated list of the plants associated with plant-parasitic Aphelenchoides (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) and its implications for plant-parasitism within this genus, Zootaxa 4013 (2), pp. 207-224: 212

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Aphelenchoides saprophilus Franklin, 1957


Aphelenchoides saprophilus Franklin, 1957 

A. saprophilus  was described as being commonly found in rotting plant tissues ( Franklin 1957) and has been found parasitizing garlic ( Allium sativum  L., Amaryllidaceae  ) on which it could be an important pest ( Singh et al. 2013). This nematode was intercepted from Aralia  sp. ( Araliaceae Juss.  ) at ports in Canada ( Sewell 1977) and from Festuca vaginata Waldst. & Kit. ex Willd.  clumps ( Poaceae  ) ( Krnjaic & Krnjaic 1976) but a parasitic relationship with these plant species needs to be confirmed.