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EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 1993 Num. article: 1993/189

Computer programme to identify Ditylenchus spp.

A computer programme, called DITYL, to identify species of Ditylenchus has been developed in Skierniewice, PL. The programme was written in Pascal and can be used on any IBM compatible PC with 640 kB RAM. The identification programme is based on Gower's General Coefficient of Similarity which has also been used for other nematode identification programmes. It allows for simultaneous comparison of all features used for identification. The computer output lists five species most similar to the unknown specimens being identified.

Address of Authors:
Tomasz Viscardi & Michal W. Brzeski
Instytut Warzywnictwa
96-100 Skierniewice, Poland


Viscardi, T.; Brzeski, M.W. (1993) DITYL: computerized key for species identification of Ditylenchus.
Fundamental and Applied Entomology 16, 389-392.