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Nematode in the picture: Meloidogyne duytsi Karssen, van Aelst & van der Putten, 1998

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12 juli 2019

The root-knot nematode Meloidogyne duytsi is a common species in coastal front dunes in Western Europe.


It parasitizes on grasses as Elymus Elytrigia farctus (sand couch-grass) and Ammophila arenaria (marram grass) and is adapted to the brackisch environment of the coastal front dunes. The root-knot nematode was named after mr. Henk Duyts (NIOO, The Netherlands), who found this species for the first time at Oostvoorne, the Netherlands.