EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/028

Serological method to differentiate Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax from other Meloidogyne species

A serological method to differentiate the nematodes Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax (both EPPO A2 quarantine pests) from other Meloidogyne species has been developed in France. A further step in this research, will be to develop an antiserum which will allow to differentiate between M. chitwoodi and M. fallax.


Tastet, C.; Val, F.; Lesage, M.; Renault, L. ; Marché. L. ; Bossis, M. ; Mugniéry, D. (2001) Application of a putative fatty-acid binding protein to discriminate serologically the two European quarantine root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne chitwoodi and M. fallax, from other Meloidogyne species.
European Journal of Plant Pathology, 107(8), 821-832.