EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1991 Num. article: 1991/19

Detection technique for Aphelenchoides besseyi in rice germplasm

The detection of Aphelenchoides besseyi (EPPO A2 list) in rice germplasm has been simplified by the Indian Plant Quarantine Division: rice seeds are soaked in water in Petri dishes for 6 h, after which the seed coat is removed. Any nematodes present will recover from their state of anhydrobiosis and start immediately to float out.


Mathur, V.K.; Lal, A.  (1989) A simple technique for the detection of white tip nematode (Aphelenchoides besseyi) in rice germplasm under exchange.
Indian Journal of Nematology 19, 71.