Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Observations On the Feeding of Xiphinema Diversicaudatum

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Nematologica
For more content, see Nematology.

During a study of Xiphinema diversicaudatum feeding on Petunia hybrida growing in agar the two main types of feeding activity, apart from penetration and retraction, were periods of oesophageal bulb pulsation and long periods of quiescence. During oesophageal bulb pulsation the nematodes were ingesting plant cell constituents. During the quiescent periods the nematodes may have been salivating. Feeding behaviour varied depending on the part of the root being fed upon. When feeding on fully-formed galls nematodes changed their feeding position within and on the root frequently. There were no periods of quiescence. When feeding on root-tips or developing galls individual feeds lasted longer because there were long periods when the nematodes became quiescent. When feeding on the piliferous or older parts of the root some feeds lasted for several hours. Again nematodes usually became quiescent for part of the feed, but there were also extended periods of ingestion when the tip of the odontostyle was in the region of the phloem.

Affiliations: 1: Scottish Horticultural Research Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee DD2 5DA, Scotland


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Nematologica — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation