Small subunit ribosomal DNA-based phylogenetic analysis of foliar nematodes (Aphelenchoides spp.) and their quantitative detection in complex DNA backgrounds.

@article{RybarczykMydowska2012SmallSR,
  title={Small subunit ribosomal DNA-based phylogenetic analysis of foliar nematodes (Aphelenchoides spp.) and their quantitative detection in complex DNA backgrounds.},
  author={Katarzyna Rybarczyk-Mydłowska and P J W Mooyman and Hanny H. B. Van Megen and Sven J. J. Van den Elsen and Mari{\"e}tte T. W. Vervoort and Peter T. M. Veenhuizen and Joop van Doorn and Robert H L Dees and Gerrit Karssen and Jaap A Bakker and Johannes Helder},
  journal={Phytopathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={102 12},
  pages={1153-60}
}
Foliar nematodes, plant-parasitic representatives of the genus Aphelenchoides, constitute a minority in a group dominated by fungivorous species. Distinction between (mostly harmless) fungal feeding Aphelenchoides species and high impact plant parasites such as A. besseyi, A. fragariae, A. ritzemabosi, and A. subtenuis is severely hampered by the scarcity of informative morphological characters, some of which are only observable in specific developmental stages. Poor description of a number of… CONTINUE READING