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Histological Studies of Ditylenchus africanus Within Peanut Pods.

  title={Histological Studies of Ditylenchus africanus Within Peanut Pods.},
  author={Cheryl Venter and G van Aswegen and A. J. Meyer and D De Waele},
  journal={Journal of nematology},
  volume={27 3},
Ditylenchus africanus entered the immature pegs and pods of peanut (Arachis hypogaea cv. Sellie) at the peg-connection and subsequently invaded the parenchymatous regions of the hull exocarp and endocarp, and eventually the seed testa. The nematode caused malformations of the cells of infected tissues, cell wall breakage, and cell collapse. The damage appeared to be due to enzymatic activity. In some testae the entire parenchyma region, which aids in protection of the seed, was destroyed. In… 

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