Aphelenchus avenae

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Aphelenchus fragariae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Diplogasteria
Order: Tylenchida
Superfamily: Aphelenchoidea
Family: Aphelenchoididae
Subfamily: Aphelenchoidinae
Genus: Aphelenchus
Species: A. avenae
Binomial name
Aphelenchus avenae
Bastian, 1865

Aphelenchus avenae is a mycophagous nematode capable of feeding on plant tissue in culture.[1][2][3][4]

  • Feeding: Hyphal feeder; Aphelenchus avenae feeds on a variety of fungi,[5] but is not known to feed on higher plants.[6]
  • Hosts: Fungi
  • Life Cycle: Males seem fairly common in some populations, less frequent in others; Capable of withstanding dry conditions through anhydrobiosis. Used as a model system for studying anhydrobiosis.
  • Management: Numbers are increased by addition of complex organic materials to soil to enhance fungal decomposition.


  1. ^ "Aphelenchus avenae". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 30, 2007. 
  2. ^ Aphelenchus avenae at Nemaplex, University of California
  3. ^ Aphelenchus avenae at University of Nebraska
  4. ^ Barker, K. R., and H. M. Darling. 1965. Reproduction of Aphelenchus avenae on plant tissues in culture. Nematologica 11:162-166.
  5. ^ Giannakis and Sanders, 1989; Mankau and Mankau, 1963
  6. ^ Hesling, 1977