Zahra Tanha Maafi

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Several species of trichodorid nematodes cause economically important disease on plants. Trichodorus comprises most of the trichodorid species. Trichodorus golestanensis n. sp. is described from a forest park in northern Iran. The new species belongs to the T. lusitanicus morpho-species group and is characterized in male by three ventromedian cervical(More)
The cereal cyst nematode, Heterodera latipons, has been shown internationally to be a serious nematode pest causing yield losses in cereals and it occurs in some cereal-growing provinces of Iran. The objectives of this research were to study the effect of different initial population (Pi) densities (0, 2.5, 5, 10 and 20 eggs and second-stage juveniles/gram(More)
The influence of ten initial population levels (0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 1.6, 3.2, 6.4, 12.8 and 25.6 second stage juveniles/cm3 soil) of Meloidogyne incognita and M. javanica on olive cultivar Zard growth was studied in two pot trials. Ten month old self-rooted olive cuttings were individually transplanted into 2 000 cm3 pot and inoculated with the defined(More)
During a survey of plant-parasitic nematodes in fruit tree nurseries in Iran, a species of the genus Paratrichodorus from the family Trichodoridae was found in the rhizosphere of apricot seedlings in Shahrood, central Iran, then subsequently in Karaj orchards. Morphological and morphometric characters of the specimens were in agreement with P. teres. The(More)
Two populations of the genera Trischistoma and Tripylella were recovered from the rhizosphere of grapevines and mosses growing on alder trees in Zanjan and Guilan provinces, respectively, Iran. The nematodes were identified as Trischistoma abharensis n. sp. and Tripylella intermedia, respectively. Trischistoma abharensis n. sp. is characterized by having(More)
Root-knot nematodes (RKN) are the most serious plant parasitic nematodes having a broad host range exceeding 2,000 plant species. Quercus brantii Lindl. and Q. infectoria Oliv are the most important woody species of Zagros forests in west of Iran where favors sub-Mediterranean climate. National Botanical Garden of Iran (NBGI) is scheduled to be the basic(More)
The authors regret that the Iranian specimens of Paratrichodorus teres were incorrectly assigned as holotypes and paratypes in the above paper. The second page, last paragraph should read as follows: BPermanent slides of P.teres females (N=9: slides TPT001 and TPT002) were deposited at the Nematode Collection of the Department of Plant Protection, Karaj,(More)
Laimaphalenchus hyrcanus n. sp., from bark samples of cypress (Cupressus sp.) and jujube (Ziziphus jujube Miller) from Gorgan, Golestan province in northern Iran, is described and illustrated based on morphological and molecular characters. The new species is characterized by females with 670-870 μm body length, slender stylet of 11-12 µm, six-lobed(More)
Root lesion nematode of tea (Pratylenchus loosi) is one of the most dangerous and distractive pests in all over areas in the world where tea grows. In Iran, this species was one of the quarantine pests that for first time it were separated from the Japan imported tea slips and reported by Maafi (1993). Nowadays it has been distributed in some tea growth(More)
The corn cyst nematode, Heterodera zeae was found in soil sample collected from five wheat fields with a history of corn cultivation in Nangharhar province, Afghanistan, during May–June 2009. Morphological and morphometric characters of cysts and second stage juveniles were in agreement with those described for this species in other countries. Comparison of(More)