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A culture technique for Ditylenchus destructor on sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas)

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  • 1 1Huaiyin Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Xuhuai Region in Jiangsu, Huai’an 223001, P.R. China
  • | 2 2Department of Plant Pathology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, P.R. China
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Ditylenchus destructor Thorne, 1945, the potato rot nematode, is an endoparasitic migratory nematode of economically important crops and reported from different parts of the world, mainly from temperate regions (Luc et al., 2005). It attacks more than 100 plant species in different families and parasitises subterranean (tubers, stolons, bulbs, rhizomes and roots) and above-ground (stem base) parts (EPPO, 2008). Due to its damage to cash crops, it is targeted in regulatory programmes worldwide (O’Bannon & Esser, 1987). In China, D. destructor is reported to infect potato (Solanum tuberosum

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