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Citrus root-knot nematode

Meloidogyne kongi

Citrus root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne kongi) is a nematode pest. It is a native of China.

A root-knot nematode parasitizing citrus Guangxi, China. Juveniles in the soil penetrate host roots where they establish a specialized feeding site, as they develope they cause root swellings and become swollen females. Females rupture root cortex and some time protrude from the root surface with the egg masses.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.