Morphological identification of nematodes found in Hylocereus spp. (Dragon fruit)

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Morphological identification of nematodes found in Hylocereus spp. (Dragon fruit)

Espiel Ma Glaiza P, Olazo Marienella Aurora D, Peraz Uziel Maica Louise M, Mapanao Carmelita P, Rendon Arnel O, Alvarez Lourdes V, Zurbano Leilidyn Y
Int. J. Biosci.19( 6), 183-188, December 2021.
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Abstract

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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