Senecio vulgaris L. recorded as a new host plant for the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne luci



Meloidogyne luci is a polyphagous plant parasitic nematode species with a potential to cause great losses in agricultural production. M. luci can parasitize over thirty important crop species as well as ornamentals, herbs and weeds. In this report we documented a weed plant common groundsel (Senecio vulgaris L.) as a new naturally-infected host species which could act as a reservoir for this pest.


root-knot nematode; Meloidogyne luci; weed; host plant; Senecio vulgaris; common groundsel; reservoir

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