EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1992 Num. article: 1992/19

Distribution and hosts of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus in China

In order to determine the distribution and host range of Bursaphelenchus xylophilus (EPPO A1 organism) in China a survey has been carried out covering 18 provinces and 669 samples of dead or dying coniferous trees.
The pine wood nematode was only found in the Jiangsu province around the cities of Nanjing and Zhenjiang. Several Pinus sp. were highly susceptible and Pinus bungeana was found to be extremely susceptible to the nematode.


Yang, B.J.; Wang, Q.L.  (1989)  Distribution of the pine wood nematode in China and susceptibility of some Chinese and exotic pines to the nematode.
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 19,  1527-1530.