Cell wall dissolution of feeding cells in feeding sockets caused by Meloidogyne kikuyensis

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International Journal of Fundamental and Applied Nematological Research


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  • Light micrographs of cross- and longitudinal sections of galls caused by Meloidogyne kikuyensis on sugarcane. A: Cross-sectioned gall depicting the feeding socket with feeding cells among xylem vascular elements (arrows) which appear with spiral-like thickenings of the cell wall; B: Longitudinal section of a feeding socket. Arrows indicate areas of cell wall degradation; C: Cross-sectioned gall displaying the origins of vascular elements in the pericycle, protoxylem and phloem. Arrows indicate xylem vascular elements; D: Enhanced magnification of image C. Arrows indicate cell wall degradation. FC = feeding cell, MX = metaxylem, CWD = cell wall dissolution, N = nematode. This figure is published in colour in the online edition of this journal, which can be accessed via http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/15685411.

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