EPPO Global Database

Meloidogyne ethiopica(MELGET)

Distribution details in Slovenia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Absent, invalid record
First recorded in: 2003
From CABI Disease map 962 (2013): Present, few occurrences
EPPO Reporting Service (2011/004) : a population was isolated in 2003 from heavily infested tomato roots (L. esculentum cv. Belle) grown in a glasshouse located in the village of Dornberk. This was the first record for Slovenia and Europe. The pest is not considered established as all infested plants were destroyed and the nematode has not been found again.

EPPO Reporting Service (2016/212) and EPPO Reporting Service (2017/216) : further studies have showed that the population previously found in Dornberk was not M. ethiopica but M. luci.
* Gerič Stare B, Strajnar P, Susič N, Urek G, Širca S (2017) Reported populations of Meloidogyne ethiopica in Europe identified as Meloidogyne luci. Plant Disease 101(9), 1627-1632.

* Maleita CM, Simões MJ, Egas C, Curtis RHC, Abrantes IM de O (2012) Biometrical, biochemical, and molecular diagnosis of Portuguese Meloidogyne hispanica isolates. Plant Disease 96(6), 865-874.

* Janssen T, Karssen G, Verhaeven M, Coyne D, Bert W (2015) Mitochondrial coding genome analysis of tropical root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne) supports haplotype based diagnostics and reveals evidence of recent reticulate evolution. Scientific Reports 6, 22591. DOI: 10.1038/srep22591
------- Meloidogyne luci.

* Širca S, Urek G,& Karssen G (2004) First report of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne ethiopica on tomato in Slovenia. Plant Disease 88(6), p 680.
------- First record on glasshouse tomatoes (Dornberk).

* Strajnar P, Širca S, Geric Stare B, Urek G (2009) Characterization of the root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne ethiopica Whitehead, 1968, from Slovenia. Russian Journal of Nematology 17, 135-142.