Int. J. Biosci.19(6), 183-188, December 2021
As a recently introduced crop in the Philippine neighbouring Asian countries, the Dragon fruit or Pitaya (Hylocereus spp.) had gained popularity to farmers and was widely cultivated for its nutritive and medicinal benefits. As a non-native and newly introduced plant species, the researchers determined if plant parasitic nematodes also feed, parasitize, and damage these plants. Investigations included the physicochemical factors present in the soil samples in the collected in the farm. All specimens were identified based on their morphological features.
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