Meloidogyne graminicola—a threat to rice production: Review update on distribution, biology, identification, and management

Leidy Rusinque, Carla Maleita, Isabel Abrantes, Juan E. Palomares-Rius, Maria L. Inácio

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Abstract

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the main cultivated crops worldwide and represents a staple food for more than half of the world population. Root-knot nematodes (RKNs), Meloidogyne spp., and particularly M. graminicola, are serious pests of rice, being, probably, the most economically important plant-parasitic nematode in this crop. M. graminicola is an obligate sedentary endoparasite adapted to flooded conditions. Until recently, M. graminicola was present mainly in irrigated rice fields in Asia, parts of the Americas, and South Africa. However, in July 2016, it was found in northern Italy in the Piedmont region and in May 2018 in the Lombardy region in the province of Pavia. Following the first detection in the EPPO region, this pest was included in the EPPO Alert List as its wide host range and ability to survive during long periods in environments with low oxygen content, represent a threat for rice production in the European Union. Considering the impact of this nematode on agriculture, a literature review focusing on M. graminicola distribution, biology, identification, and management was conducted.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1163
JournalBiology
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Damage
  • Hosts
  • Life cycle
  • Plant-parasitic nematode
  • Rice root-knot nematode

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