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Soybean cyst nematode and egg SEM.jpg
Heterodera glycines
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Diplogasteria
Order: Tylenchida
Superfamily: Tylenchoidea
Family: Heteroderidae
Subfamily: Heteroderinae
Genus: Heterodera
Schmidt, 1871

List of Heterodera species

Heterodera is a genus of nematodes in the family Heteroderidae. Members of the genus are obligate parasites and different species attack different crops, often causing great economic damage. The genus is unique among nematode genera because of the ability of the female to transform into a tough, brown, cyst which protects the eggs which have been formed within her body.[1] The name heterodera "refers to the different 'skins' of female and cyst."[2]


The following is a list of taxa in the genus Heterodera:


  1. ^ Plant and Insect Parasitic Nematodes
  2. ^ Tylenchida: Parasites of Plants and Insects, 2nd ed., by Mohammad Rafiq Siddiqi

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