Meloidogyne chitwoodi

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Meloidogyne chitwoodi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Diplogasteria
Order: Tylenchida
Superfamily: Tylenchoidea
Family: Heteroderidae
Subfamily: Meloidogyninae
Genus: Meloidogyne
Species: M. chitwoodi
Binomial name
Meloidogyne chitwoodi
Golden, O'Bannon, Santo, and Finley

Meloidogyne chitwoodi is a plant pathogenic root-knot nematode that is a crop pest of potatoes, carrots, and black salsify.[1] Root-knot nematodes such as M. chitwoodi cause the production of root-knot galls when their larvae infect the plant's roots and capture nutrients stored in the roots.

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  1. ^ Viaene, Nicole; Tina Mahieu; Eduardo de la Peña (2007). "Distribution of Meloidogyne chitwoodi in potato tubers and comparison of extraction methods". Nematology. Brill Publishers. 9 (1): 143–150. doi:10.1163/156854107779969637.