EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/063

First report of Meloidogyne chitwoodi in Turkey

In September 2006, Meloidogyne chitwoodi (EPPO A2 List) was identified from potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) collected from the Niğde Province in Turkey (Central Anatolia). The identification was based on the morphological characteristics of the nematode and molecular tests (PCR, RFLP). This is the first report of M. chitwoodi in Turkey, and it is suspected that the pest has been introduced with imports of seed potatoes. The distribution of M. chitwoodi in potato fields in Turkey still remains to be determined.
The situation of Meloidogyne chitwoodi in Turkey can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2006 on potatoes in the Niğde Province, Central Anatolia.


Ozarslandan A, Devran Z, Mutlu N, Elekcioglu IH (2009) First report of Columbia root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne chitwoodi) in potato in Turkey. Plant Disease 93(3), p 316.