EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/187

Taxonomy of Xiphinema americanum

Several members of the EPPO ad hoc Panel on Xiphinema americanum (EPPO A1 quarantine pest) have criticised the key to the X. americanum group published by Lamberti and Carone in 1992. Main argument is that a key using such simple divisions and relying on few characters does not work and that several characterizations are unreliable. They propose instead specific determinations by means of biochemical or molecular techniques.


Loof, P.A.A.; Luc, M.; Coomans, A. (1993) The Xiphinema americanum group (Nematoda: Dorylaimida). 1. Comments upon the key to species published by Lamberti and Carone (1992).
Fundamental and Applied Nematology 16, 355-358.