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Aphelenchoides meghalayensis sp. nov. (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from Meghalaya, India

Author:
Bina, L., Mohilal, N.
Source:
Journal of parasitic diseases 2017 v.41 no.2 pp. 322-328
ISSN:
0971-7196
Subject:
Aphelenchoides, morphometry, new species, parasitoses, scanning electron microscopy, stylets, surveys, tail, India
Abstract:
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.
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