Aphelenchoides fragariae ( Ritzema Bos, 1890 ) Christie, 1932

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 fragariae ( Ritzema Bos, 1890 ) Christie, 1932


Aphelenchoides fragariae ( Ritzema Bos, 1890) Christie, 1932 

The most striking augmentation in the number of reported plant associations of Aphelenchoides  spp. belongs to A. fragariae  . Escuer & Bello (2000) and Fu (2012) quote Siddiqi (1975) and mention 250 plant species belonging to 47 families, but as shown in Table 1 and Fig. 1View FIGURE 1, at least 621 plant species and varieties from 287 genera are associated with A. fragariae  , most of them (84 %) within flowering plants. A. fragariae  is also the species that is reported on the highest number of ferns followed by A. ritzemabosi  and A. besseyi  , 162, 7 and 4 species respectively ( Fig. 1View FIGURE 1). To date, it is also the only Aphelenchoides  species reported on Marchantiophyta ( Kohl 2008). Several hosts are shared with other Aphelenchoides  species ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2).