Hirschmanniella

In the Netherlands, the genus Hirschmanniella is represented by different species including Hirschmanniella loofi, described by Sher in 1968 and named after Piet Loof. All species within this genus are plant parasites and are unique in the sense that it are aquatic plant parasites. They live in and around the roots of Potamogeton. In the Netherlands, they are not of economic importance but in warmer regions, where rice is grown, Hirschmanniella oryzae can cause considerable yield decreases.

Hirschmanniella/Picture: Hanny van Megen
Hirschmanniella/Picture: Hanny van Megen

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Hirschmanniella
Hirschmanniella

Hirschmanniella: lip region, stylet, median bulb, lumen
Hirschmanniella: lip region, stylet, median bulb, lumen

Hirschmanniella: midden-ged. ventrale eindbulbus
Hirschmanniella: midden-ged. ventrale eindbulbus

Hirschmanniella: cuticule rings, lateral field partial
Hirschmanniella: cuticule rings, lateral field partial

Hirschmanniella: gonaden gepaard
Hirschmanniella: gonaden gepaard

Hirschmanniella: vulva
Hirschmanniella: vulva

Hirschmanniella: vulva
Hirschmanniella: vulva

Hirschmanniella: bursa, ged. spicules
Hirschmanniella: bursa, ged. spicules

Hirschmanniella: gubernaculum
Hirschmanniella: gubernaculum

Hirschmanniella: tail, ged. bursa
Hirschmanniella: tail, ged. bursa

Hirschmanniella: tail
Hirschmanniella: tail

(Click on the pictures for an enlargement, © Laboratory of Nematology/Pictures: Hanny van Megen)