Nematodes associated with theobroma cacao

Parent Category: 1979

Yuen Pak Mun


In random sampling of three cocoa varieties (Amelonado, Upper Amazon and Sabah mixed hybrid), seven genera of phytoparasitic nematodes were recorded, of which Helicotylenchus and Rotylenchulus were most common. Of these two genera, R. reniformis showed a host preference for Tephrosia rather than cocoa when both were planted together. In Malaysia, no species has yet been proved to be pathogenic to cocoa.

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