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The Reaction of Aphelenchoides Fragariae To Slit-Like Micro-Openings and To Stomatal Diffusion Gases

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Aphelenchoides ritzemabosi and A. f ragariae invade the leaves of host plants via the stomata, according to literature and to our own observations. Experiments were done with the latter species to study the behaviour involved and to analyse the possible stimuli. A. fragariae reacted to micro-openings ("artificial stomata") in plastic films mostly by arresting of locomotion, probing movements of the head and passage through the openings. Aggregations by orthokinesis resulting from the cessation of locomotion were observed. The stimuli which may enable the nematode to perceive an opening are mentioned and two hypotheses on their nature are presented. The further sequence of possible stimuli and responses which lead to passage through stomata is discussed. The nematodes' reaction to oxygen, as a stomatal diffusion gas, was preponderantly negative or indifferent, whereas their reaction to carbon dioxide, the other stomatal diffusion gas, was strongly positive.

Affiliations: 1: Swiss Federal Research Station for Arboriculture, Viticulture and Horticulture, Wädenswil, Switzerland


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