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Aphelenchoides meghalayensis sp. nov. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from Meghalaya, India
- Bina, L., Mohilal, N.
- Journal of parasitic diseases 2017 v.41 no.2 pp. 322-328
- Aphelenchoides, morphometry, new species, parasitoses, scanning electron microscopy, stylets, surveys, tail, India
- During a survey for the aphelenchid nematodes of North Eastern States of India, a new species of Aphelenchoides nematode was found from Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. The morphological and morphometric characteristics of the species were studied using light and SEM microscopy. Aphelenchoides meghalayensis sp. nov. is characterized by having 493.03–681.62 (604.0 ± 80.52) µm long body, strong stylet of 8.65–10.38 (9.8 ± 0.81) µm long with small basal swellings, six lateral lines, elongated uterine sac and tail which is slightly arcuate, gradually become cylindroids and bluntly pointed, 28.24–44.96 (37.09 ± 6.86) µm long with a strong and elongated curved mucro situated ventrally.