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Coffea canephora clones with multiple resistance to meloidogyne incognita and m. paranaensis
- FATOBENE, BÁRBHARA J. R., ANDRADE, VINICIUS T., GONÇALVES, WALLACE, GUERREIRO FILHO, OLIVEIRO
- Experimental agriculture 2019 v.55 no.3 pp. 443-451
- Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora, Meloidogyne incognita, clones, crop production, cultivars, root-knot nematodes, rootstocks, vegetative growth
- Root-knot nematodes represent a serious threat to world coffee production, especially Meloidogyne incognita and M. paranaensis. Most cultivars of Coffea arabica are highly susceptible to these parasites and cultivation in infested areas has only been possible with the use of resistant C. canephora rootstocks. In this research, three elite clones of C. canephora, selected in areas infested by M. incognita and M. paranaensis, were evaluated in controlled conditions to assess levels of resistance against two populations of M. paranaensis, four populations of M. incognita and a mixed population of both species. The three clones were resistant to both species, but CcK1 and CcR2 were considered most promising because their vegetative growth was not impaired by nematodes.